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Pat Blythe – Fluff ‘n stuff…..and music

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2021 by segarini

Hi, my name is Pat Blythe…..just in case you forgot!

Welcome to 2021! It’s been five weeks…..five columns since you’ve heard from me. Such a lot (and that’s putting it mildly) has happened globally, but especially south of our border. Every major news network is on it…..so I’m not. Today’s column will be one of lightness and fluff…..maybe a little fairy dust and little nonsense. I feel we could use some twaddle and trivia.

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Pat Blythe – Farewell to 2020…….the flora and fauna of Christmas…..and music

Posted in Family, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2020 by segarini

This is my final column of 2020, a year we’d all much rather forget but will be permanently etched in our psyches forever. So on that note, I’ve decided to end on a more upbeat, festive but somewhat educational note.

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Pat Blythe – GingerPennies…..Christmas…..and music

Posted in Family, Food, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2020 by segarini

 

It’s been quite a week and it’s only Tuesday. Posted my GingerPennies sellathon on FB which has now turned into a marathon bakeathon! I was not expecting the response or the orders I received. I thank you one and all.

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Pat Blythe – Christmas lockdown…..other stuff and music

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Health, life, music, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2020 by segarini

This whole COVID thing is getting long, tiring, confusing and extremely exasperating for most of us. People start to rebel like children in a sandbox who don’t play fair. They confront each other in anger like the bully in the schoolyard. In many instances we seem to live in a rather thoughtless society whose three favourite people seem to be me, myself and I. It doesn’t seem to matter what part of this mudball we inhabit, everyone is infected…..not by the virus, but by fear, bad attitude, frustration, annoyance, (add your own descriptive here). Information, misinformation, ignorance, conspiracy theories, protests and riots, the numbers are over/under inflated/aren’t real….the list goes on. It doesn’t really matter what you believe, it’s affecting all of us. COVID fatigue is real and should have been considered by minds much greater than mine, long before now.

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Pat Blythe – More Cowbell…..and moosic too!

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2020 by segarini

Weather update…..sort of. Snow tires on. Check. Bag o’salt and snow shovel on the front porch. Check. Pots emptied of dirt and herbs harvested. Mostly. Backyard raked and tidied (three times). Check. Scrapers, shovel and snow brushes in the vehicle. Check. Boiler and heating system services. Check. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be to greet old man winter. It’s November and anything is possible. Snow is predicted for this week and even though, technically, it’s autumn until December 21, (winter solstice) I get this not so warm and fuzzy feeling those Colorado lows are getting lower and lower. Winter is going to be knocking on our doors sooner rather than later.

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Pat Blythe – Blue Moon…..creative dining….snow…..and music

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2020 by segarini

It’s Monday. I’m writing for Tuesday. When I realized my diatribe would appear post-election, I contacted our esteemed editor and suggested that it may make a modicum of sense for our local politico, Roxanne Tellier, to proffer her analysis and observations regarding the election, and “the morning after” effect. So I swapped days. I have my views but not nearly the insight our Mrs. Parker brings to bear on politics and the entire “goings on” south of the 49th parallel. I can just imagine the spirited discussions Chris (nicknamed The Professor) and Rox would have had regarding the spectacle of this latest presidency over the past four years. Both had/have the ability to read between the lines and proffer observations many of us don’t “see”. Research junkies the two of them…..although I’m not far behind down that rabbit hole….. Mrs. Parker and The Professor would fill a room. Chris would have fit right in at the Algonquin Round Table.

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Pat Blythe – Behind the green door…..the artist…..and music

Posted in Art, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2020 by segarini

I love this painting. Done by a very good friend of mine, it has intrigued me since I first laid eyes on it. My curiosity is piqued. To most I suppose it’s nothing special. For me it holds a kind of fascination and charm. I just sit and stare. A suggestion of mystery, a hint of secrecy…..it captivates me. It empties my mind and at the same time sets the wheels of my imagination spinning. It brings back memories. The mood is set with an ease and simplicity about it.

A simple green door, slightly ajar…..just a crack.

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Pat Blythe – Chris Reed…..way, way too soon

Posted in Family, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2020 by segarini

I’ve been finding it difficult to focus on my column this week. Last Friday we received news that a much loved friend and musician had passed away. Chris Reed didn’t even achieve the revered status of joining “The 50 Club”. We’ve all been blindsided….totally stunned and still trying to absorb the news. I had to read his brother’s official FB announcement three times before it sunk in who he was really writing about. I thought for sure I was mistaken….but no, and then I burst into tears.

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Pat Blythe – Comparing “notes”…..and music

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2020 by segarini

A great start to Tuesday morning! Mail call, and among all the real estate flyers, I spy the dreaded federal government envelope. My spine stiffens. Now what?? My brain spirals. Normally I would ignore it for as long as I reasonably could, barely avoiding jail time or another envelope with a nasty reprimand. The only thing worse than the first notice…..is the second. Coffee in hand and perched on the edge of my seat (literally), with great trepidation I open the envelope.

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Pat Blythe – Ageism….agism…..aging…..and music

Posted in Family, Health, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2020 by segarini

Last week music. This week a new topic. No…..not COVID. There’s enough written about that already and it’s a subject I’m starting to grow weary of. We’re in the middle of a worldwide “situation” that requires diligence, clean hands, keeping a distance of 6.5 feet (when did two metres becomes six feet…..that’s a fail in math class?!) and a disguise when showing your face (or 1/3 of it) in public.

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