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Roxanne Tellier – The Eyes Have It

Posted in COVID 19, Health, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2020 by segarini

It’s been an odd week for me, in more ways than usual. I had cataract surgery on one of my eyes on Thursday. For a few days before, and still now, a few days after, I’m not in my usual groove.

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Roxanne Tellier – Just A Little Respect

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2020 by segarini

The last Monday of May is when America celebrates Memorial Day, a federal holiday which honours and mourns the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Patriots observe both this holiday, and the other day of note, Remembrance Day, to signify their appreciation and respect for past and present members of the military. These are America’s heroes.

This year, however, that holiday coincides with something that only a tiny percent of a percent of Americans, if any, have ever seen before – the sudden death of nearly 100,000 citizens in just two months, by the novel coronavirus known as COVID 19.

North Americans have been spoiled for the last hundred years. Sure, there were two World Wars, and a Great Depression, but few under the age of 50 even remember those days, let alone recognize the impact these events had on people. As peacekeepers, Canada felt even less of the sting of loss.

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Roxanne Tellier – Rounding It Up, Heading It Out

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2019 by segarini

Since we DBAWIS scribes are about to go on hiatus until September 7th, today’s column is a round up of ideas and issues that have zipped past us in the last few days.

Have you noticed that, the speeding up of events? In the last few years we have become accustomed to barely accommodating the horrors of a day before awakening to the new atrocities of the next. It’s exhausting, and it’s been taking a huge toll on the psyches of not only Americans, but of citizens in countries all around the world.

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Roxanne Tellier – That’s Enough Winning, Thanks

Posted in Interview, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2019 by segarini

A summer, probably around 1982. A small town – might have been Guelph – and a touring rock band from Toronto with time on their hands ….

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Roxanne Tellier – Daylight Savings And Other Idiocies

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2018 by segarini

ENOUGH already with this daylight saving nonsense. The cost to the country, and it’s citizens, has been recorded and shown to be of little to no benefit to the nation.

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Roxanne Tellier – America – Coming Apart At The Dreams

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2018 by segarini

There are only two things that kept me from spontaneously combusting this week.

This ….

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Segarini Suggests That 2017 Made 2016 Look Like the Best Year Ever! (Which, of course, it wasn’t)

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2018 by segarini

Hello.

Welcome to my column.

Please make yourself comfy and perhaps have some snacks available. I would suggest some salty snacks, and some sweet, preferably, chocolate snacks. Personally, I like both Milk and Dark Chocolate, and now I hear there is a Pink Chocolate headed our way sometime this year. I never could abide White Chocolate, though. It doesn’t look right, or even taste like Chocolate to me. It seems arrogant and aloof, you might say entitled…like it’s better than all the other Chocolates, but of course, it’s not. In fact, I think it sucks! YEAH! How do you like THAT? Fucking White Chocolate thinks it’s better than all the other Chocolates. Well, FUCK YOU, White Chocolate…you SUCK! Add a bottle of decent tequila to your snack tray…I’ll be right back after I get mine

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Roxanne Tellier – Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2017 by segarini

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Hopefully most of us will be lucky enough to be gathered together at some point with friends and family to share the bounty of the harvest – or at least the goodies we’ve bought from our local grocers — and that most precious of commodities …. our time.

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Roxanne Tellier – Smiling Faces, Sometimes, They Don’t Tell The Truth

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2017 by segarini

Superman would be really disappointed in the United States today.

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Roxanne Tellier – Hell to the No to the Fake News

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2017 by segarini

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After a week of schizophrenic weather (it’s hot! it’s cold! it’s raining! it’s snowing!) and even more schizophrenic babblings from the Whiner in Chief to the South of Sanity,  it was an enormous relief to make the long drive out past the airport to the cozy home of friends Candice and Eli, for the New Orleans themed Fam-Damily Music Jam Fest. Within minutes of arrival I was draped in Carnival beads and being pulled on stage for some musical improv.

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