Archive for the life Category

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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Darrell Vickers – The Magic Hour Part 8 – “I Am Sooo Sorry, Tony”

Posted in Humour, life, Opinion, Review, Television with tags , , , , , on June 22, 2021 by segarini

For many weeks, I have tearfully journeyed through the annals of the ignominious, ignoble and egregious disaster that was The Magic Hour. I shall now visit the anals, for the jaw-dropping account I am about to chronicle involves a world-class-plus asshole. Enter Mark Poisonpen, the writer from hell.

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Gary Pig Gold goes FIFTY YEARS WITHOUT ED

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2021 by segarini

It’s hard to fathom a world where any imaginable sight, sound, or moving image of your fave rave pop star isn’t a mere mouse of a click away. But back in that Gold Age when the roll was still an essential part of rock, families instead gathered ’round their communal box every Sunday evening at eight to turn on and tune completely into the beauty, the splendor, the downright wonder which was The Ed Sullivan Show. And then, only if you were pubescent and/or lucky enough, at the top of any such given hour ringmaster Ed might just include in his introductory announcement, “And for all the youngsters out there…” before intoning – and quite often mispronouncing – none other than the name off the label of your latest, most current constantly-played 45.  

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Roxanne Tellier – Forty Acres and A Mule

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2021 by segarini

President Biden’s declaration of June 19th as a new federal holiday – Juneteenth – is an incredible moment for a nation in recovery from a global pandemic. At least half of America is rejoicing at this leap forward in race relations in the nation.

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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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Peter Addresses the Tragedy in London

Posted in Family, life, Opinion on June 10, 2021 by segarini

This week I will not be writing about what I was going to write about, my “adventures with the Minister” will make their appearance in a couple of weeks. Next week I will be writing about Pride Month. This week, this week has been overtaken by events.

I woke up Monday morning and saw a message from an old friend, hoping that Betty and I were safe. I replied in the affirmative and then began an online search, as I was unsure of what she was referring to. After some time searching, I came across a statement made by Ed Holder. (One of the things I do when I move somewhere new is to find out who the municipal leadership is, thus I knew that he is the mayor of London, Ontario.) 

Thus did I become aware of the horrible events of the previous night.

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Pat Blythe – Busy busy…..and just a few tunes

Posted in life, music, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2021 by segarini

It’s Tuesday…..writing day. Today’s column is short…..very short. I’m taking my writing time to cogitate, reflect and sort. I’m excited to have just published my 20th episode of The Pandemic Interviews. I’m teaching, designing, programming, writing, editing and now podcasting. I’m considering bringing back the Back Deck Concert Series, am in the process of having my front lawn dug up and “converted” into a garden, and waiting for travel to open up so I can begin to plan (and book) my trip back to England this year. Sorting out the house lurks in the background. I have no shortage of projects…..things to do. All self-imposed (well except for the telecom work) including most deadlines…..I do like to be busy, but it’s getting a bit crazy busy.

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Roxanne Tellier – Straight Outta Facebook Jail

Posted in COVID 19, Humour, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2021 by segarini

I’m happy to report that the rumours of my death were greatly exaggerated.  I’ve only been dead to the social media world for the last 30 days. 

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