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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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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 – Don’t Bogart That Joint My Friend – Monetize It.

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2017 by segarini

The O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo held at the Sheraton Centre this past April 21-23 conveniently allowed those celebrating 4/20 to have their pot, and eat it too.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Luck of the Irish

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , on March 19, 2017 by segarini

If you didn’t get your chance to get your Irish on on Friday, March 17th, Torontonians will get another chance to do so today, when the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade starts at noon. The route begins on the corner of Bloor and St George, heads east on Bloor, south on Yonge, and west on Queen St, before finishing up at the parade reviewing stand at Nathan Phillips Square.

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Roxanne Tellier – Weather or Not We’re Together

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2017 by segarini

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I don’t want to startle anyone … but there’s been quite a lot of blue in the sky lately, and there’s this big yellowy orange ‘ball’ up there as well ….  and it’s been getting kind of warmer, too. Should I worry?

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