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Roxanne Tellier – Privilege is Such a Lonely Word

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2016 by segarini

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I already had a column drafted and ready for editing this morning, but my muse took a hard left turn and demanded a re-write.

I wanted to talk about how important it is to be true to yourself; in your own life, in the way you present to your loved ones, and the realities of pursuing the path by which you pay your bills. But all of that sounds rather pretentious, in the face of current events.

What I came to realize is that the only reason that old, white women like me can spend any time at all dreaming of improving themselves and their surroundings – never mind assuming that anyone else would be interested in reading those thoughts-  is that we have ‘privilege.

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JAIMIE VERNON – STAMPS OF APPROVAL

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2016 by segarini

Jaimie as King George

This week Canada Post released a series of Original Series ‘Star Trek’ postage stamps featuring Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones and Scotty. Kirk, of course, was played by the human punchline and proudly Canadian William Shatner and his enemy in real life James Doohan, also Canadian, was Scotty.

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Roxanne Tellier: – Smarm and Self-Righteousness Rule 2013

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by segarini

Roxanne DBAWISHistory will not be kind to the memory of 2013. It was a year of meanness and spite from people in power, and a deepening of resentment towards politicians, as the ever present goodbye2013surveillance and social media exposed every little thing people never wanted known. As they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing … a lot of knowledge is Facebook.

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JAIMIE VERNON: STAMPS & COINS & ROCKS & THINGS

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by segarini

vernon_1997At least once a week I get an excited phone call from my pal Rob Tyler – one-half of comedy/music duo Two For The Show – whose enthusiasm for everything is infectious. So much so that he always wants to share it. He loved my Encyclopedias so much he introduced me to the brain-trust at Long & McQuade Musical instruments and got me a distribution deal nationally with the company. My daughter showed an interest in recording a solo song – he offered his studio and production skills to see it through. I’m grateful he accommodated her. His biggest cheerleading is for his kids – a prouder Dad you would never meet.

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