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nature versus the horrors of the debate

And now for something completely different: Ruth’s cottage. We arrived early afternoon. It’s chilly now and supposed to rain; there’ll be no swimming for this coward until it heats up. But heaven — only the

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Celebrating the life of Keith Turnbull

What a beautiful day Sunday was. Off with three old friends to Stratford in the morning for Keith Turnbull’s memorial celebration – Anne-Marie driving me and two giants of the theatre, Sue LePage the designer,

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Happy 82nd birthday, Macca! Age is a feeling.

First, Happy 82nd Birthday to James Paul McCartney. Macca recently announced several major world tours, where he’ll perform in front of massive audiences for three hours without a break — some forty songs old and

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The Outfit, and the roses

One of those blessed mornings — yesterday dawned cool, as it has been for days, then turned very hot, and then last night it rained. This morning the air is fresh and sweet. What’s most

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Keith Turnbull 1944-2024 An extraordinary Canadian died last Sunday. Keith Turnbull, director, producer, translator, educator, was indefatigable in his support for theatre and opera, words and music. Read the obituary and marvel at the breadth of his

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D Day

So moving. A CBC Ideas program for D Day: Harry, a Canadian soldier who wrote letters home about the war until he was killed, and a group of Canadian descendants of Harry’s who toured the

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making a mess

Busy days. I regained some energy and started cleaning and clearing, especially the top floor suite vacated by my longterm tenant, which led to moving things around in other rooms. Tomorrow a big load of

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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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