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Peter Works as the Ground Crew as His Friend Takes Flight

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2019 by segarini

This is a tough column to write, because I am saying goodbye to a very good friend.

Peter Mossman, a very talented visual artist, passed away last Saturday. Although my drawing skills are limited, I will try to use words to paint a picture of my friend, whom I first met in 1973 at a meeting of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. I remember that he didn’t say a lot, but when he did speak, people tended to listen.

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Peter and the Story of Lois – Part 2

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2017 by segarini

It seemed like it took a week to do so, but the email finally loaded 😉.

Subject : Tova Feldschuh

Message: I miss you. Could we meet for coffee?

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Roxanne Tellier – Hangover …

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2016 by segarini

Roxanne

Our Fearless Leader has been known to encourage my love of champagne and taste for a Bloody Caesar..neither of which I normally drink, as they go right to my head. Next thing you know, I’m earnestly telling some hapless artist that I’d be delighted to pose nude, just as soon as I lose twenty pounds and reverse twenty years of living.

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JAIMIE VERNON – TRUE NORTH GLUTEN FREE

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by segarini

Jaimie as King George

In the early morning aftermath of two tragic military assassinations in Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario this week America tuned in and saw a different kind of Canada.

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JAIMIE VERNON – ROCK, PAPER, SNIFFERS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2014 by segarini

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Frank Gutch Jr: Beer That Sings, The Girls From the North Country, Antitrust and the Music Biz, and The Real Teen A Go Go (Plus notes and stuff…..)

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2012 by segarini

When I was a kid, beer was that awful tasting stuff my dad drank out of a bottle or a can (which usually inhabited one hand, a cigarette inhabiting the other), that stuff which should have been pop or Kool-Aid but wasn’t.  Later, it became the source of TV delight in the form of The Wednesday Night Fights and the Hamms bear, numerous jingles (from “What’ll ya have?  Pabst Blue Ribbon!” to “Mabel!  Black Label!” and beyond.  High school years, it became the harbinger of Monday morning gossip about the Saturday night parties to which I was never invited (those bastards!).  In college…  well, in college, beer was everywhere.  Funny how a few months can create a whole new world, isn’t it?  Even later, beer (or ale) became an obsession.  I didn’t drink it so much as support it in all of its different cultural subcategories.

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