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Roxanne Tellier – Modern Motherhood

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2022 by segarini

Over the years, I, and many other writers, have written columns thanking our mothers for being our beloved mothers. The overall tone of these columns tends to favour the sappy and romantic notions we see in greeting cards, and in Hallmark movies. And that’s great! Mom’s put up with a lot dealing with their kids and being a mom, and they deserve at least one day a year in which their hard work is acknowledged. 

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Roxanne Tellier – What’s Normal Anyway?

Posted in COVID 19, Family, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , on March 27, 2022 by segarini

People are funny; they want their lives to be interesting and noteworthy, but most of us are good for

about 24 hours of novelty before we’re pining for ‘the good old days.’

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Roxanne Tellier – The Age of Bullies Part Two: World Class Bullies and Where They Live

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2022 by segarini

Last week I wrote about local bullies, and those that terrorize the citizens that elected them locally and nationally. More often than we might have thought, those elected bullies, unsated by the billions they suck from their people’s coffers, opt to extend their reign indefinitely. When they do so, they morph from being barely restrained autocratic bullies, into full-fledged, unrestrained, dictators.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Age of Bullies Part One

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

As a child, my sister was often the target of bullies. Bullies sniff out the weak, the vulnerable, those who have already experienced the wrath of others. I spent a lot of my own childhood trying to protect Jodi from those who had nothing better to do with their time than to torment a shy, fragile, little girl.

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Peter Offers Some Info on the Planes of the Ukraine Invasion

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review on March 10, 2022 by segarini

This week’s effort is a tough one to write, for several reasons. Firstly, I don’t want to overwhelm you with technical minutiae, Loyal Reader. I don’t want my editor to think that this is a special edition of “Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft”, nor do I want to base this column on a foundation of footnotes. As usual, I will try to put some things into perspective and address a couple of issues that may be of interest.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Music of War and Ukraine

Posted in COVID 19, life, music, Opinion, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2022 by segarini

This has been a hellish week. We are watching the unthinkable perpetrated upon the peaceful people of Ukraine by a Russian despot who has become a madman.   

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Peter Addresses the Ukraine Conflict

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , on March 3, 2022 by segarini

This week I am going to write about the events occurring in Ukraine, with special emphasis on the armoured column directed at Kyiv. I am basing my content on my knowledge of military affairs gained from many years of study and discussion about the subject with many very well informed people. My goal in doing this is to attempt to make the situation a little clearer to those who may not be completely familiar with some lesser known aspects of the story. But first, some background.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Right’s Woodstock Moment

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2022 by segarini

On the surface, what the Canadian truckers hoped to accomplish during their protracted occupation of the Nation’s capital was comprehensible. In the beginning, we, the audience, and they, the truckers and their camp followers, could take as the stated purpose of the convoy and protest a common ennui and a genuine wish to end the most onerous and rigorous of the precautions levied during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Bob’s Completely Unfocused Journal of Important Issues (wherein the Ukraine, Covid, The Beatles, blind truckers, semi-famous people, and more, collide in a cacophony of broken glass, spilt drinks, and trips to the bathroom, and converge to brighten your day …or not)

Posted in COVID 19, Humour, life, Movies, music, Opinion, politics, Review, Television, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2022 by segarini

Deserved or not, Human Beings have been firmly sequestered at the top of the food chain on this planet for the past 4 or 5 thousand years.

As far as planets go, out of the Gazillion or so that zip through space in their little orbits around almost as many stars, we lucked out and got one you can honestly label as a Paradise.

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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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