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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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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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GARY PIG GOLD with TEN YOU MAY HAVE MISSED In 2019

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2020 by segarini

So even though Tarantino’s latest failed to put Paul Revere or his Raiders back up at the Toppermost of the Poppermost, and American Funnyman Neil Hamburger’s long-too-awaited Still Dwelling seems to have passed totally under the fryer, the Pig Player this past year was kept busy as always spinning, alphabetically as always…
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Roxanne Tellier – Ho Ho Holiday Memories

Posted in Family, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2019 by segarini

“Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, at the Christmas party hop.”  “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Oh NOes! Must be getting close to the holidays – the earworms are out in full force!

This will be the last DBAWIS column for 2019. Next time you see us, it will be a bright and shiny new 2020! Let’s hope that 2020 applies to our vision, rather than to our hindsight.

I’ve got a holiday gathering to go to this afternoon, and every year, it takes me a little longer to get ready to be serially hugged. But one of the perks of having written a weekly column for many years is that, now and again, we can reach back into those past ponderings and re-release them into the present, dusted off, re-edited, and ready to be digested anew.

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Chef Tom – Three More Stories and Espresso Chili!

Posted in Food, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2019 by segarini

If you would be so kind as to indulge me, the next few submissions will include three (very) short stories I’ve written 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. We had to set the timer for 12 minutes. No longer. Hence their brevity. Had to squeeze as much into a few paragraphs as I could. Some stories, as you will see, even have multiple chapters.

Alarm goes off…stop writing.

WARNING: These stories are for entertainment only. If you’re not up to escaping for a couple of minutes and allowing each short story to unfold on its own without much in the “deeper meaning” department, please do not read.

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