Archive for the life Category

Peter is Changing How He Sees Things

Posted in Health, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2021 by segarini

I want to kick off this week by thanking everyone who reacted to last week’s effort. I hope that I have inspired you, and we here are already starting to plan for our Christmas donations. We are going to be donating to a local cat rescue organization, as an aside. 

For my part, as I am having cataract surgery this week, I will present some random thoughts about the subject.

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Peter Gives Thanks

Posted in life, Opinion, Review on October 7, 2021 by segarini

Two years ago today, Loyal Reader, I felt no reason to feel grateful, no reason to be thankful. I was in a very sad state of mind, trying to deal with my dear Lois’ passing after a protracted battle with cancer. I was only able to get through this trying period by concentrating my energies on getting her apartment cleaned out, as I had only a limited amount of time in which to do this. Little did I know that even darker episodes lurked in the future.

But that, my friends, was then. This is now. 

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Pat Blythe – Musings…..thanks…..a few shows…..and music

Posted in Canadian Music, Family, Food, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2021 by segarini

Is it me, or are the days and weeks running into each other? It feels like I just finished a column and here I am writing another…..albeit late as usual. Today was one of those days where you just seem to bounce from one thing to the next. A 3am bedtime call after spending hours editing today’s podcast, was not conducive to an early morning rise, simply to rush downtown and open my maw for the dentist. Two hours later and I feel like my mouth has received the white glove treatment. Mr. Clean and the Lysol Lady have thoroughly cleaned and sanitized my mouth. Everything is now shipshape and spotless…..just don’t eat. It’s kind of like after your mom cleaned, tidied and dusted the living room. You couldn’t sit anywhere!

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Roxanne Tellier – Move It On Over

Posted in Books, Family, Food, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2021 by segarini

I’ll just put it out there .. I hate moving. I like looking at other houses that are staged to sell, and imagining what it would be like to live there. I like watching DIY experts slap $40 worth of paint onto walls, transform a wood pallet into a piece of luxurious furniture, and change a blah room into a stunning piece of art. In the past, I myself have spent major dollars and worked insanely long hours, hoping to make a sow’s ear into a silk purse. DIY porn. It’s a thing.

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Chef Tom – Chicken with Mushrooms, High South, and Sam

Posted in Food, Health, life, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review, Work with tags , , , , , , on October 2, 2021 by segarini

I made this over the weekend. Man is it good. Rich with the cream, but hey, cream is a whole food, and the natural saturated fat is good for your brain. You need this dish to feed your head, so you can figure out what’s for dessert..

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Pat Blythe – Chris …and Music

Posted in Canadian Music, Family, life, music, Opinion, Review, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2021 by segarini

Boy, am I late!!! Soooo late starting this column. Tuesday is my “writing” day, but far too much seemed to get in the way and now it’s 6:15pm and I’m on my third sentence! Good news is I received congratulations from our friends in Ottawa for attaining “senior citizen” status. Not only that, how absolutely thrilled they are to be sending me a monthly stipend of what nobody could live on. I should be grateful I receive anything (and I am), but if that’s what today’s 65-and-up population have to survive on, it’s no wonder we’ve got so many elderly living far below the poverty line. What I am extremely grateful for is that I can still work (when we’re not in the middle of a shitstorm) and continue earning a reasonable living. For how long is anyone’s guess, but this body and brain just keep chugging along.

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Darrell Vickers – George Carlin Part Two

Posted in Humour, life, Opinion, Review, Television, Work on September 28, 2021 by segarini

Life isn’t fair. No siree. It’s a savage, pitiless, relentless beating and every year on your birthday, the world gets a bigger fist. During the enervating eons we have spent dawdling in and around show business, Andrew and I have suffered every sling and arrow that was ever slung or flung from the Precambrian era to modern day (and God only knows what the fucking future holds). We’ve been lied to and lied about. We’ve been called pigs by a prominent Hollywood lawyer. We were fired twice from a job and didn’t leave for another five-and-a-half years. We’ve had studios steal from us. We’ve had our agency betray us. We once had our material thrown into a furnace by a disgruntled exec. In short, we’ve been accused of every sleazy, slimy act of perfidy short of impregnating Octomom and installing the smoke alarms at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

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Gary Pig Gold  is  TAKIN’ CARE OF RANDY

Posted in Canadian Music, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2021 by segarini


As he turns 78 (!) this very September the 27th, may I suggest Each and Every One of you DBAWIS’ers adhere to these

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Roxanne Tellier – The Long Strange Trip Continues

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2021 by segarini

If you had told me, twenty years ago, that this last decade would be one of the most terrifying/interesting/instructive/growth inducing periods of my entire life to date, I’d have laughed uproariously, and then kicked you out of the room. 

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Chef Tom – The Big Push

Posted in Food, life, music, Opinion, Review, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2021 by segarini

Simple, stripped down, unplugged, call it what you will. This is bachelor food, college dorm eats, too tired to cook snacks, I’m-the-only-one-eating-but-I-still-want-something-tasty kinda food.

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