Archive for climate change

Roxanne Tellier – Pande-Malaise

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2020 by segarini

Got an email from a friend the other day, headed “Enough already!”  Like so many of us – especially we older folks – she’s sick and tired of being locked down, exasperated with the conflicting information we’ve received, really scared of leaving her home unless it’s absolutely necessary, and furious with the scoffers who put her health in danger with their refusal to wear a mask.

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Roxanne Tellier – Is That You, Rona?

Posted in Family, Food, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2020 by segarini

Funny, I always thought that I’d get so much more done. Whenever I felt like I just couldn’t keep up with all of the richness and offerings of modern life, I’d mutter to myself…

“If only time would stop – just for a day or two – and let me catch up on all of this watching, reading, and writing!”

So here it is, and guess what I’ve been doing? Lying on my bed, watching YouTube, playing games on the tablet, and spending quality time with the cats. Between naps.

I have 24 library books here to be read and used for the three major projects I’m working on, but I’ve not opened one of them. Instead I’m storming through my stack of paperback novels, the pulpier the better.  Occasionally I feel guilty about not working on those weighty projects, but then I tell myself that I just can’t possibly start yet, not without that one other book that was on its way before the library so abruptly closed.

I keep busy, no question. And I spend a lot of time wondering if I’m sneezing because of allergies, or because of the coronavirus.

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Roxanne Tellier – Parsing what comes between the Thanks and the Giving

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2019 by segarini

Americans celebrated their Thanksgiving this past week. Many families endured long journeys, traveling across the country, to spend time with the people they love. The lucky ones gathered around tables that groaned with heaps of delicious, fresh, and sometimes even healthy, food.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Past is Prologue

Posted in Opinion, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2019 by segarini
One of the few benefits of getting older is having not only a lot of past to remember, but for some, the time to do so in a leisurely fashion, and with a philosophical bent. If we are lucky, and if we look back with clear eyes, we may actually begin to see where we’ve been, and maybe even to see how our past has impacted upon our present.

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Roxanne Tellier – How Much for Your Soul?

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2019 by segarini

On the day after 4 million students from all around the world marched to protest their respective governments’ lack of decisive action on climate change, Bob Lefsetz noted that the photos and the chatter had already been pushed off the pages of both terrestrial and online press sites.

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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 Tellier – TO BOLDLY GO …

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2017 by segarini

Thintelligence: “The state of mind where a person does something without considering the consequences.” The idea may seem brilliant at first, but the after-affects usually prove to be deadly. This phrase was invented by Michael Crichton in his 1990 book Jurassic Park.

They don’t have intelligence. They have what I call ‘thintelligence.’ They see the immediate situation. They think narrowly and call it ‘being focused.’ They don’t see the surround. They don’t see the consequences.

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Roxanne Tellier – Wild and Wacky Weathering

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2017 by segarini

In June 2012, Amazon picked The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker as one of the month’s best reads. A combination coming-of-age story and apocalyptic page turner, the novel focused on how people would react to a changed world, where “the Earth’s rotation slows, gradually stretching out days and nights and subtly affecting the planet’s gravity. ”    

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Roxanne – Dreamers and Cassandras

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2017 by segarini

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“Yes: I am a dreamer – For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”Oscar Wilde

In mythology, Cassandra was a tragic figure, blessed with the power of prophecy, but cursed to have no one believe her words. There are echoes of this syndrome in modern literature, where Cassandra’s name is frequently invoked when prophecies and warnings are not believed.

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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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