Archive for the Opinion Category

Peter, The Stick, and a Can of Paint

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2020 by segarini
Many of my friends and classmates played organized hockey growing up. While I was happy for them, I somehow just knew that I wouldn’t be able to do so myself, as it would be unfair of me to expect Mum and Dad to buy me hockey equipment every couple of years as I grew. I accepted it as one of the “hazards” of being a member of a large family. Anyway, I got everything that I really needed at home, I was fed, sheltered, clothed, supported and most importantly, loved!

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Pat Blythe – Eyes on the prize….Speak Music….and music

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2020 by segarini

The eyes are windows to the soul. A rather romantic and idealized thought. Whether that’s true or not, at the moment mine are not…..at least temporarily. No matter how hard we work at it and struggle, our bodies, inside and out, begin to crumble as the years pile on. On the whole, we (as in all of you and me) exercise (okay somewhat), we try and feed our body good stuff (jujubes and chocolate don’t count!), we drink in relative moderation (I’m outta ice cubes and mint again!) and, well, the air we breathe…..that’s out of our control and so is the aging process.

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Roxanne Tellier – A Rabbit and A Cautionary Tale

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2020 by segarini

Before we start pondering this wild new terrain they’re calling 2020, I need to know …

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Chef Tom – A Short Story and a Drool-Worthy Recipe

Posted in Fiction, Food, Recipe with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2020 by segarini

I’ve written a series of very short stories 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. Had to set the timer for 12 minutes. Not any longer, hence their brevity. Tried to squeeze as much into a few paragraphs as I could. Some stories, as you will see below, even had multiple chapters.

Alarm goes off…stop writing.

WARNING: These stories are for entertainment only.

The daily prompt is the title.

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Bob Shares 2 Hours of Format Free Music

Posted in music, Opinion with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2020 by segarini

My first actual column of 2020 will run this coming Monday.

In the meantime, this is a recently re-discovered 2 hour program of music I put together for Cherry Cola’s Rock and Rolla Cabaret and Lounge a decade ago to play when bands or DJs wanted to take a break. I don’t think they ever used it, but it represents one way a radio station could sound if they threw the idea of ‘format’ out the door and just played some energy music the DJ felt like playing …which is exactly what I did.

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Peter and the Heel, the Shoe, and the Sock

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , on January 16, 2020 by segarini

Well, between the glacial pace of my computer startup and a bad case of late onset writer’s block, this will be an interesting column.

I am not going to write about what I was going to write about, which is my office. No, today I am going to write about one part of the health care system in Ontario, to give praise to an unsung group of people.

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Pat Blythe – 2020 and beyond….HERE WE COME!!!!….and lots of music…..

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2020 by segarini

A new decade! A new year! Purging, changing, modifying, exploring, new beginnings and some endings, recounting and remembering, wondering, searching, discovering, assessing…..all these and more as a new decade begins.

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