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Roxanne Tellier – Thinking About Thinking

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2017 by segarini

Ain’t I a wonder, and ain’t you a wonder too!

Or so we’ve been led to believe, by all of our ‘likes’ and ‘loves’ on social media, which is where we go to show off our funny, pretty, and intelligent sides. It’s where we go to get our ‘strokes’ of approval, to find out who’s doing what, and it’s where some of us go to air our opinions and beliefs, and to challenge the opinions and beliefs of others.

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Roxanne Tellier: Power Corrupts

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2017 by segarini

Not feeling quite myself these days – it’s like there’s a flu going round. Some sort of energy-sapping, soul-sucking, misery-laden, bone-crushing, muscle-rending miasma, that’s keeping a lot of us from feeling our best, or even very good.

Oh that’s right; Trump is still president. There’s your trouble. Or at least, one steaming pile of it.

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Roxanne Tellier – Smiling Faces, Sometimes, They Don’t Tell The Truth

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

Superman would be really disappointed in the United States today.

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Roxanne Tellier – Monsters Under The Bed

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2017 by segarini

Roxanne

“They’re bad people and they’re pouring in, and it’s ISIS and San Bernadino, and Chicago, I mean, look at Chicago .. it’s hell. There are bad dudes coming in here, bad hombres, bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do …”  (SNL, Feb 11/2017)

Do we laugh or cry over Trump’s first 100 days, which he’s cunningly sandwiched into three weeks? At least that’s how it feels, as every day seems to bring some new crisis to the fore, whether by tiny finger tweets, or CNN alerts, or hysterical ‘breaking news!’ posts on social media.

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Segarini – A Facebook Thread Bereft of Trolls and Hate

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2016 by segarini

Good Old Bob

A conversation on Facebook can be a wonderful way to exchange ideas and share stories and experiences, or a field of quicksand littered with negative statements couched more in attention getting than contribution. While many of us wish to learn more about ourselves and the world around us, just as many are here on social media to argue, hate, spread rumours, be divisive, and generally either rain on your parade, or shit in your punch bowl. Like Wedding Crashers sent by a furious spurned lover to wreak havoc on a civil discussion by making it an argument. replacing discourse with shaming, bullying, schoolyard name calling, and mean-spirited opinions with no basis in fact.

Today, I share with you an actual FB thread that proves good conversation exists on social media sites, and that, frankly, you never know where they will go when the people having them take the thread in a different, but equally engaging direction. We start with the growing bigotry toward older people, and end up in the art department….

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JAIMIE VERNON – WHERE HAVE ALL THE ARTISTS GONE?

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2016 by segarini

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I’ve been deep into music since shortly after my 14th birthday. Three quarters of my life has been spent doing something I love. A lot. The side benefit has been that I’ve been able to create music as well. As much as any computer whiz with software can create “music” these days, I came about my (cough cough) talent honestly.

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