Archive for the Health Category

Peter Goes Back to Bed with Betty

Posted in Family, Health, life, Opinion with tags , , , , on May 5, 2022 by segarini

Well, I am grateful to be back, thank you all for your comments and support. This week I am going to be writing about “gratitude” and being a nice person, inter alia. 

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Roxanne Tellier – What Price Freedom and for Whom?

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Health, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2022 by segarini

The “Freedom Convoy” that converged in Ottawa on Jan. 28 began in response to the federal government’s move to require Canadian truck drivers crossing the U.S. border be fully vaccinated to avoid testing and quarantine requirements, but has evolved into a protest of all public health measures aimed at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say they will not end their protest until all measures are dropped.”  Ottawa Citizen, Feb 13, 2022

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Chef Tom – Nat’s What I Reckon

Posted in Books, COVID 19, Food, Health, life, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2022 by segarini

I love this guy. Punk rock (actually metal-head) goes cookin.’ This is NSFW. Like anyone is within earshot (in their lounge pants and dirty t-shirt) of anyone else, except maybe the hubby and a cat, and they don’t care. Yes, there really is an actual recipe in this, made with whole foods. He HATES processed-packaged-instant-meal-in-a-can kinda food.  He has a TON of videos that are quite informative and very entertaining.

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Peter Goes to the Mall

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Food, Health, life, Opinion, Review on February 4, 2022 by segarini

A few columns ago I mentioned that I wasn’t especially hard on myself if I had trouble remembering something. I probably should have been a little more specific about that, as I certainly wouldn’t want you to think that I was going through Life like a “potty” Peter Sellers character, getting by mainly through the kindness ( and tolerance  😉 ) of others.

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Peter – Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Posted in Art, COVID 19, Family, Health, life, Opinion, Review on January 27, 2022 by segarini

After I had opened one of my Christmas presents from Betty, I smiled and said “Well, that’s as subtle as a ‘bag of hammers'”. She had given me an electric razor, as my hair follicles have been working overtime for the last two years, and I have been channeling my inner “Grizzly Adams”.

We had an excellent Christmas, by the way, Santa was good to both of us. My birthday and New Year’s flashed past and suddenly here we are in 2022.

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Roxanne Tellier – Musings On Movings and Marijuana for Multinationals

Posted in Books, COVID 19, Family, Health, Humour, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2021 by segarini

Today is the 12th of December, and that means that Shawn and I are exactly one month away from the Big Move, from Toronto, to Windsor, Ontario.  The drive is a mere 230 in earth miles, but, in some integral ways, it’s also the equivalent of moving from the Moon to the Sun.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Frequency Illusion

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Health, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2021 by segarini

Have you ever bought a car, and suddenly noticed that nearly every car you see is the same colour and style? Or, if you are pregnant, have you been surprised to see that it seems that everybody else is pregnant as well?

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Peter is Looking at Things Differently Today

Posted in Health, life, Opinion, Review with tags on October 29, 2021 by segarini

Editor’s Note – Due to ongoing computer and app problems, Peter’s column is bereft of pictures this week. My apologies.

By the time you read this, I will have had both of my cataract surgeries done, and I face the future with optimism.

I can’t thank everyone enough for their support. You have all been very reassuring and I have to resort to the word “humbling” to adequately describe how much your friendship and encouragement mean to me. The medical staff who are delivering this service to me have been nothing but efficient, friendly and helpful. I can’t believe how much better my vision is, seeing a marked improvement even after only one surgery. One advantage I found after my first surgery was that when a commercial came on that “didn’t impress me”, I only had to close my good eye to lessen any negative impact on my sensitivities.

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Pat Blythe – The productive years…..and “bewitching” music

Posted in Canadian Music, Health, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2021 by segarini

I came across an article, Between 65 and Death, a couple of years ago, and for some reason kept it. Now that I’ve very recently earned this distinctive “honour” of attaining this magical number (and a government pension), the article popped up again when I was searching for something else. I’m not going to quote the entire piece here, but looking back at those 65 years, man I did a lot!!! A very rich life, full of ups and downs (and some of those ups were worth a whole passel of downs), was crammed into those years. Would I change a thing? In all honesty there are one or two things I’d like to go back and tweak. Do I have regrets? Nope! Well, maybe one…..I never have managed to meet Roger Taylor….yet!

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Roxanne Tellier – I’ll Take Mortality for $200 Alex

Posted in COVID 19, Health, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2021 by segarini

When did people start ending every conversation with “be safe. Keep yourself safe”? Am I the only one that wonders when it was decided that we are living in a time of war or zombie attacks? And why is it so incredibly sad to know that the enemy we’re being cautioned against is a disease too often spread to us by our own loved ones and ‘friends’?

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