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Peter Speaks for Old Straight White Men – Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2019 by segarini

Recent events have meant that the column which I was going to write today will appear next week.  In it, I will praise the arrival of summer, talk about some upcoming music and events and introduce you to a budding Young filmmaker.

Today’s column is being written from the perspective of an old, white, straight man, which is the only perspective that I can speak from with any authority.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Long Road From Normal

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2019 by segarini

A long, long time ago, I used to play chess. Not very well, to be honest; I was probably a better backgammon player if anything. Or maybe I wasn’t all that great at either.

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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 –  A Sunday Pot Luck

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2018 by segarini

You ready, Canada?

Legal weed can go on sale at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2018. Cue the screaming and yelling from those who have never seen a Reefer Madness poster that didn’t give them a semi-erotic frisson of fear.

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Roxanne – Free the Weed!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2018 by segarini

 As Canada slinks towards that moveable feast, the day when cannabis becomes legal and regulated, a couple of conference groups have seen the future – and it is pot friendly.  

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Frank Gutch Jr: The World Is Dying and Yet It Lives, Especially in Canada – The Land of Mowat, Music, and Literature

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2018 by segarini

We are killing the world.  Killing it.  The human, the supposed brightest and most intelligent species on Earth is killing the only planet we have.  The only one which can sustain us.  Forget about Mars or the myriad of planets scientists are telling us might be alternate worlds for us.  There is not enough time to find them and, if you ask me, it wouldn’t do any good anyway.  We would kill them too.  It is our way— our lot in life.  As much as we want to be compassionate and good, we can’t.  We cannot shake the urge to kill, usually in the name of progress.

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Roxanne Tellier – Empathy and a God in Our Own Image

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2017 by segarini

The holiday season is a good time to think about our interactions with other people. We really want to make our loved ones smile, so we’ll do as much as we can to please them. We search out gifts for giving that we think will delight our friends and acquaintances, hoping to strike that balance between spending too much or not enough. And, in the best case scenario, we find it in our hearts and pocketbooks to donate a little to those who have less than we do; some of us will do that because we think it’s right to share what we have with others, while some will do so because donations can be written off on next year’s taxes. Either way – our donations and caring will have some impact on those in need.

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