Chef Tom Shares Three of his Very Short Stories and One Very Tasty Soup

Posted in Fiction, Food, life, Opinion, Recipe with tags , , , , , on December 7, 2019 by segarini

If you would be so kind as to indulge me, the next few submissions will include (very) short stories I’ve written as part of a program called Round Robin. For eight weeks we had to write something every day based on short “prompts” from the instructor. We had to set the timer for 12 minutes. No longer. Hence their brevity. Had to squeeze as much into a few paragraphs as I could. Some stories, as you will see, even have multiple chapters. – Chef Tom

Alarm goes off…stop writing.

WARNING: These stories are for entertainment only. If you’re not up to escaping for a couple of minutes and allowing each short story to unfold on its own without much in the “deeper meaning” department, please do not read.

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BOB PROUDLY PRESENTS THE UNTOLD STORIES OF ROCK!

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2019 by segarini

These are the stories

The Untold Stories of Rock.

The stories they dare not share, dare not print, dare not tell

These are the legendary stories of the legendary music and the legendary stars of the legendary decades, the legendary 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, when legendary music and artists did legendary things, and legendary stories were told and became legendary. …but not THESE stories! These stories are not legendary yet. These stories are still to be told …because right now …right this moment …these stories are about to become legendary because they will no longer be UNTOLD STORIES OF ROCK! They will henceforth become TOLD STORIES OF ROCK! And that means these stories are about to be LEGENDARY!

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Pat Blythe – ‘Tis the season…..a little music history….with music

Posted in Family, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2019 by segarini

All my neatly laid out plans for today’s column……changed on the note of a Christmas song. Although Fall may be my favourite time of year, Christmas is by far my favourite holiday. It is an incredibly happy, sad, bittersweet and joyous time of year that brings out every possible emotion in me. I run through them from top to bottom repeatedly.

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Roxanne Tellier – Parsing what comes between the Thanks and the Giving

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2019 by segarini

Americans celebrated their Thanksgiving this past week. Many families endured long journeys, traveling across the country, to spend time with the people they love. The lucky ones gathered around tables that groaned with heaps of delicious, fresh, and sometimes even healthy, food.

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Chef Tom – Stories and Stew

Posted in Fiction, Food, life, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2019 by segarini

I’m ba-aack. Been doing a deep dive into creative writing over the last few months, as well as transitioning careers, so my schedule has been whacked. Thanks, Bob, for having me back.

You are always welcome here, Chef. – Bob

On a slightly different tack. If you would be so kind as to indulge me, the next few submissions will include three (very) short stories I’ve written as part of a program called Round Robin. For eight weeks we had to write something every day based on short “prompts” from the instructor. We had to set the timer for 12 minutes. No longer. Hence their brevity. Had to squeeze as much into a few paragraphs as I could. Some stories, as you will see, even have multiple chapters.

Alarm goes off…stop writing.

WARNING: These stories are for entertainment only. If you’re not up to escaping for a couple of minutes and allowing each short story to unfold on its own without much in the “deeper meaning” department, please do not read. Continue reading

Bob Continues to Explain Why the American Music Awards Were So Darned Magical

Posted in music, Opinion, Review, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 29, 2019 by segarini

Miss Part One? Click here

There were only 4 responses to my request for comments favouring a Part 2 concerning the 2019 AMAs, 3 of which half-heartedly clamored for one (probably because they are nice people and thought if they didn’t it would hurt my feelings), and the 4th from an old friend and fellow scribe/music hostage/old guy complaining about how impossible it is to read these columns because of the white words and black background.  The words are actually light grey and the black is called “Midnight Black”, but try as I might (and believe me, I’ve tried), it can’t be done. AND, If I change it, 2500 columns will be affected and look like poop, so, sorry Richard. Also, having Glaucoma makes reading black print on white difficult for me, producing headaches and the occasional sneezing fit, so …I will send my friend a copy of the book when it’s finally done, which will be black on white, but with not many pictures, because other than my own personal pictures, the pictures I use in these columns I swipe from other sites and some want me to PAY for them! I mean, really …have you EVER?

Now then …where were we ….?

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Peter Recalls Jane the Cat

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2019 by segarini

Today I am going to write about cats, or rather, a cat. Not the musical, mind you, or even the upcoming movie.

Nope, I am going to write about the actual quadrupeds, or as some people call them, ” our feline overlords “. Today I am going to relate some of the background of my little buddy Reg’s mother Jane A later column will feature CoCo, who is the current official cat of Chez Montreuil.

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