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you can come home again

At 7.15 this morning – which was actually 12.15 for me – I went downstairs and opened my front door, and there, lying on the sill, were the Saturday Star and Globe and the TV

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Last post from London? Hope so.

Thank you for following me on my journey and putting up with this relentless stream of commentary. I cannot help myself. And it continues; my trip ain’t over yet. News this morning from Air Canada:

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done and done (nearly)

That’s a wrap, my friends. Wait, I shouldn’t speak too soon – I still have to get to Heathrow early tomorrow, and home. Rain predicted tomorrow in Toronto – it’ll be ironic if the first

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Shrewsbury

Well, that was weird – I got an email warning me that multiple attempted hacks had been made on my website, so the server was shutting it down. Readers wrote to ask me what was

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London Sunday

A quiet Sunday morning, yours truly a bit better, definitely, though shaky.  I’ve just been out to look for the Sunday papers, which I couldn’t find – no news-stand in the tube stop, no newspaper

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a quiet day in beautiful downtown London

This, my friends, is the definition of surreal for me: it’s a gorgeous sunny day in one of the most exciting cities in the world, and yours truly is doing nothing. Or nearly nothing. As

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this green and pleasant land

Just watched a beautiful pink sky fade behind a narrow church steeple outside my hotel window. Birds are twittering. There’s a lovely garden below. The city seems very far away. This is what I need

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last day in Paris

I decided in the night that what I have is a little case of walking pneumonia. Maybe, maybe not. In any case, whatever it is is still there, although the melatonin product I bought yesterday

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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.

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