Beth Burnett

Storyteller

In my head, I’m dapper. I wear crisp dress shirts with sweater vests and colorful bow ties. I have nicely-fitted dress slacks that I wear with loafers and socks that often match my ties. When it’s cold, I put on a nice thick cardigan, perhaps with patches on the elbow. Sometimes, the me in my …

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I am one of *those* people. You know the ones. They insist there is such a thing as a birthday month. Look, I can’t help it. November is my birthday month. I was born on 11/21/1970 and I hold that the time between November 1 and November 21 is mine. It really is the perfect …

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If you’re a writer, if you appreciate LGBTQ characters in novels, if you READ queer, women-loving-women literature, or if you just want to hang around with a bunch of people who fit into one or more of the above categories, you might consider checking out the Golden Crown Literary Conference annual conference. This year, it’s …

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On the heels of my friend Sonya writing about her experience as a woman of size, I was inspired to post today about the importance of taking care of one’s emotional, mental, and physical health regardless of body size. I am naturally unmotivated and I work from home. I’m an online college instructor and a …

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When my wife and I first moved to British Columbia, I was in bad shape physically. I could barely make it around the block, let alone do any hiking. The first time we walked out on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail (a couple blocks from our home), I looked at the opening of the old …

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I’ve been keeping a Patreon page for the past year or so. I have to admit for the most part, my followers there are my closest friends, people who are supporting me because I’m supporting them (essentially canceling each other out), and my mom. (Hi, mom.) I have several tiers – most of my supporters …

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