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in which she boasts about public speaking

There are times, a few times, when I’m deeply grateful for my past and training as an actress, and yesterday was one of them. There are actors who say they can’t give speeches or talks,

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a bit of a moan

Not a happy camper. It’s cold out, and I have a cold, or something – coughing, aching, nose blowing – for the third time in six months.  Some time ago I bought a ticket to

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The Taste of Things: sublime

OH so delicious! This afternoon Ken and I went to see The Taste of Things, a French film in which people cook and eat and drink and cook and cook and eat, and that’s about

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Ira Glass, and Tom Allen’s J.S. Bach

Two marvellous events to recount: last night, Ira Glass at Roy Thomson Hall, and this afternoon, Tom Allen’s musical drama, J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow, at Hugh’s Room. Delicious and nutritious, both of

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Here comes the sun! Get On Your Knees.

Despite the dire state of the world, I’m flooded with good feelings today – because sunlight. Hot sun, on my face right now, what a difference it makes. Incredible amounts of rain out west, in

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Morgan Campbell, Leo Reich, and cells

The sun did come out the other day; now it has vanished again. But it’s still weirdly, extraordinarily mild. And yet things still feel heavy in my heart — family, finances, the world. Just …

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About Beth

I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

Some Blogs I Follow

Chris Walks
This blog evolves. It once was about travels. Now it’s a reason to be at the keyboard that I value.


Theresa Kishkan
Theresa Kishkan is a writer living on the Sechelt Peninsula on the west coast of Canada.


I walk on. With my feet, and in my mind as well.


Carrie Snyder
Wherever you’ve come from, wherever you’re going, consider this space a place for reflection and pause.


Juliet in Paris, Spain and Beyond
Juliet is a Canadian who’s lived for decades in Paris and writes about her travels and the many things that interest her.



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