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Peter Montreuil – How May I Help You?

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2020 by segarini

This week’s column is going to be dedicated to some unsung heroes, i.e., people who deal with the public. I will be mentioning some of my “interactions” with clients and co workers and while the technical minutiae may differ from your experiences, I am sure that you will see the common thread. In any case, whether you are a cashier or front desk worker or grocery clerk, you are doing a great job during these frightening times and you have earned my admiration and respect. Actually, you’ve always had my respect, but shamefully  I have been remiss in showing it. Until now, that is, as it took your steadfast behaviour in this grave situation to make me express it. Let us apply a very broad brush definition to “unit”. I am speaking in terms of a store or work section or restaurant.

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Roxanne Tellier – Ho Ho Holiday Memories

Posted in Family, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2019 by segarini

“Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, at the Christmas party hop.”  “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Oh NOes! Must be getting close to the holidays – the earworms are out in full force!

This will be the last DBAWIS column for 2019. Next time you see us, it will be a bright and shiny new 2020! Let’s hope that 2020 applies to our vision, rather than to our hindsight.

I’ve got a holiday gathering to go to this afternoon, and every year, it takes me a little longer to get ready to be serially hugged. But one of the perks of having written a weekly column for many years is that, now and again, we can reach back into those past ponderings and re-release them into the present, dusted off, re-edited, and ready to be digested anew.

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Segarini – Tinsel and Time Travel

Posted in Family, music, Opinion, Recipe, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2019 by segarini

 

I do not do well during the Holidays.

I look back at the year just passed and wonder if I did well …moved forward …accomplished some of my goals, and years ago, before the practice of ageism robbed me of being able to use my skill set to create and work and earn a paycheque, I could endure the passing of yet another year, but these days, it is difficult to channel all the energy, creative juices, and desire still active inside of me, to continue to hope that the songs will finally get recorded, the book will finally get edited, the radio ideas tried, the TV show and movie brought to fruition …having taken everything as far as I can on my own, I just can’t seem to find that person or persons to open the doors I need opened.

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Gary Pig Gold’s ENDLESS WINTER

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2019 by segarini

 

Well then! Your fearless columnist stayed up on line all night all last week, scouring the virtual globe as it were, asking anyone and everyone he surfed across out there that timeless and timely musical question:

“WHY WOULD YOU REALLY RATHER BE LISTENING TO THE BEACH BOYS THIS DECEMBER 25th?”

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Roxanne Tellier – Tradition? Tradition!

Posted in Family, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2019 by segarini

Can we really be nearing the end of 2019? It seems like only yesterday that I was making excuses for not wanting to go out on New Year’s Eve! (I got a million of ’em… )

November and December have always been crazy busy months in my life; Halloween kicks off a slick slide thru November’s family birthdays, all the way to my own birthday on December 4, and then the multiple get togethers and dinners that lace the three weeks until Christmas itself.

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Peter Painfully Learns to Look Both Ways….

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2018 by segarini

I have two birthdays. My real one is December 27th. I have previously written about the tribulations of being born so close to not just Christmas, but also to a sibling’s birthday, plus New Year’s Eve. As I came of legal age, I found that I had a stated purpose for drinking alcohol on 3 out of 7 of those days, instead of just aimlessly drinking everyday, (which actually doesn’t sound like a bad course of action to follow either, come to think of it).

My second birthday is May 5th, and here’s why I celebrate on that date, every year. At least, I have celebrated since 2004.

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Roxanne Tellier – Making Your Own Merry Little Christmas

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2017 by segarini

Calendar time between my birthday on December 4th, and Christmas Day, on December 25th, is just three weeks .. 21 days .. The calendar doesn’t lie – it’s 21 days, but somehow, it always flies by like it’s a lost long weekend, and into that time, we have to pack in all the xmas frippery and chaos we can handle.

Those three weeks fly by. The holidays just aren’t the same since my mum and gram died in 1992. Gram, who had hoped, but didn’t quite get the chance to celebrate her hundredth birthday, always had the gravitas and the gravy, roast beef, and Yorkshire pudding to guarantee that our scattered family would be gathering around her for the holidays.

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Jolly Olde Saint Bob’s Annual Christmas Music List and Magical Memories

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2017 by segarini

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This is a slightly updated Holiday Rerun to tide you over until the DBAWIS Year End Wrap Ups are published here after Christmas.

To all of our Dear Readers, may this coming year be better than last, your family and friends safe and sound, and your hope and faith intact. Look for the good in everything and everyone, and be good to others.

Save me some turkey skin….

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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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Jolly Olde Saint Bob’s Christmas Music List and Magical Memories

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2016 by segarini

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This is a slightly updated Holiday Rerun to tide you over until the DBAWIS Year End Wrap Ups are published here after Christmas.

To all of our Dear Readers, may this coming year be better than last, your family and friends safe and sound, and your hope and faith intact. Look for the good in everything and everyone, and be good to others.

Save me some turkey skin….

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