My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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about Alice (and Wayson)

Alice Munro. What to say that hasn’t been said? The miracle of her — a brilliant, sharp-eyed girl from small-town Ontario, watching, processing, taking it all in, pouring it all out. Writing, we learned, on

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the great gifts of writing

We did not celebrate Mother’s Day in my family. It didn’t make a dent, I guess dismissed by my lefty parents. Maybe it wasn’t such a big deal in those days in any case. I

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The Department of Nice Things

Nice Things: At my first U of T class of term this week, a student told me she first took my class 14 years ago. “I’ve taken many writing classes since,” she said, “but your’s

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Midlife Solo audiobook out now

Good news! The audiobook is out, my dulcet tones reading some of my most important stories. Thrillsies! as I used to say. Banner by Patrick. Yesterday, beautiful, hot; today, dark and wet, and so much

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Familiarity breeds contentment

I am still landing, still recuperating, I guess, from nearly 3 weeks of travel and being sick. Not much energy. But yesterday I went to the Y for the first time in a month, and

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reaching the end of Bill Maher

I feel like I’m in recovery mode. I AM in recovery mode. Travels are over, for now; my bug is diminished, and I’m feeling better. It’s a damp grey day and all I want to

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severing ties

It’s done. I have renounced my American citizenship. It was an ordeal, in the penitentiary-like US Consulate in Ottawa, with foot-thick doors; you cannot bring in cellphones — or guns or fire starters, unfortunately, as

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health report

Just to let you know: my doctor said there’s a lot of “recurrent respiratory virus” around, not much to be done since my lungs sound okay – take Tylenol, rest, lots of Vitamin D. Will

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Justice done, for once

Yesterday I started writing a post, got distracted, and it vanished. So here we are again. I’ve lost steam, am still clogged, hacking, feeble. A friend sent word about a “flu-like virus called the 100

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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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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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