Archive for the Family Category

Peter – 4 Years On

Posted in Family, life, Opinion with tags on September 9, 2021 by segarini

Well, DBAWIS is back after our summer hiatus, and already my colleagues on the blog are setting the bar high, but I will do my best to measure up. I encourage you all to read their columns, I certainly do. In fact, I share them to my timeline. 

During our time off, I marked 4 years as a writer with this blog. That’s a lot of columns, and it has been, and will continue to be, most enjoyable. Over the next while, Loyal Reader, I will be treating you to my thoughts on many different subjects in many different columns.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Run Down and the Wrap Up

Posted in Canadian Music, COVID 19, Family, Health, life, music, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2021 by segarini

Ah, dang it. Like death and taxes, unwanted summer electoral politics are inescapable.  Rumour has it that our PM Justin Trudeau is determined to call a snap election, reportedly to be held on September 20th. Why? Because he believes that doing so at this time will ensure his party can win a majority government, allowing him to avoid what he has been calling “opposition obstruction.” 

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Aunt Louise Visits Peter and Betty

Posted in Family, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , on August 12, 2021 by segarini

This week I was going to write about stupid people commenting on things in general and Facebook in particular, but it has been so hot this week that I decided to write about something more pleasant. Besides, stupid people commenting will always be with us, so there’s no great hurry to write about them  😉 .

Loyal Reader, this week I will write about one of the best days of my life, last Tuesday, and a joyful time with my dear aunt Louise. 

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Roxanne Tellier – Into the Home Stretch

Posted in COVID 19, Family, life, music, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2021 by segarini

Okay – who stole July? It was just here a minute ago! In truth, I barely recognized it, under all that rain, but I know I saw it!

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Roxanne Tellier – Smile Damnit. Smile!

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Health, life, Opinion, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2021 by segarini

To be honest, I haven’t much enjoyed the last five years or so. I’m not just talking about politics, though, if there was ever a time in which it became apparent how much politics affects every aspect of our every day lives, this was that time. 

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Roxanne Tellier – What a Difference a Year Makes

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Health, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2021 by segarini

On January 25th, 2020, a Toronto man returning from Wuhan, China was the first presumptive COVID-19 case in Canada. By March, with the disease raging across Canada, the World Health Organization had declared COVID a pandemic, the NBA, NHL and most other sport leagues had suspended their seasons, while the Olympics were officially postponed to 2021, the Juno Awards were cancelled, Parliament went on break, and schools began to close from coast to coast. 

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Peter Betty TV Crosswords and Crown Royal

Posted in COVID 19, Family, life, Opinion, Television on June 24, 2021 by segarini

I wanted to give Betty some input into my column, so I mentioned three different topics to her and asked her to select one for this week. Well, she came up with a fourth, so here we go.

The last 16 months have been very hard on everyone in so many different ways, affecting everything from employment to interpersonal relationships. Uncertainty about the whole situation is dominating the media and our own lives, as we look to a future which we know will be drastically different, though whether for better or worse isn’t very clear at the moment.

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Segarini: Remembering My Dad – Father’s Day June 20th 2021

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on June 18, 2021 by segarini
Seg My Dad and I

 I miss my parents a lot, and I never got to thank my dad for all he tried to teach me, all he tried to instill in me. If your parents are still alive, your grandparents, even your aunts and uncles. call them up today, tell them you love them, and cherish the ability you have to tell them first hand. Someday, they will all be gone, and even though you will hear their voices and feel their presence for the rest of your life, there will be times when you experience a longing, and an ache so profound, that you will wish with all your heart you could see them again and let them know how much they meant to you. Family is more important than any other aspect of your life…don’t ever forget it.

Happy Fathers Day, Pop…I miss you…and I love you.

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Peter Notes Not All People are Proud of Pride

Posted in Family, life, Opinion on June 17, 2021 by segarini

I always try to start my column off with an item which will pique your interest and make you want to read the whole thing and maybe even do further research into whatever issue I am writing about.

This week, Loyal Reader, the people whom I am writing about have done it for me. 

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Roxanne Tellier – Up With Pride!

Posted in Family, Health, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2021 by segarini

In the 50s and 60s, most of the gendered role models for kids were caricatures, physical and psychological distortions of what a ‘real man’ or a ‘real woman’ should look like, and how they should behave.  

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