Archive for Peter Montreuil

Peter Speaks Out

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2020 by segarini
This week, events have forced me to write on a different topic than I had intended to, so you will have to wait to read some more about my “feats of doing” on the field of honour.
Although the genesis of this week’s column dates back to February, 2020, its origins go back much farther than that, back to the beginning of time, in fact. Not everybody is, or has been, happy with their lot in life, or indeed, with the fact that some people just might get “a piece of the pier” which some sociopathic people feel is undeserved.
And of course, these people will base their judgements on such valid criteria as race, religion, national origin or language. For purposes of discussion today, I am going to focus on the use of “sex” as the yardstick.

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Peter – Keeping Track

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2020 by segarini

This is the first of a multi part series about my high school track career. I hope that you find it both  informative and entertaining. Today I will give you a rundown on the mechanics of track and write about my first race and the aftermath.

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Peter Plays in the Past

Posted in Family, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2020 by segarini

This week I am going to write about some of the encounters I had while playing over by the Leacock Home. Having shared my column with 3 Orillia Facebook groups, I was pleased with the positive feedback. I appreciated the “great column” remarks a) but also the comments about reawakening long forgotten memories. Especially nice was reading the reactions of old friends. It was also interesting to read of at least one “dodgy character” whom I didn’t run into. (Maybe those people are cyclical in nature.)

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Peter Takes the Byways and Back Roads

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2020 by segarini

I experienced such a range of emotions writing last week’s column that I decided to take a look at another childhood play area of mine, one which the vast majority of you would probably not be familiar with. This will be a two part column because of the sheer magnitude of the subject, and this first part will deal with the physical characteristics of the area.

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Peter at the Beach with Tadpoles, Trains, and Morgan James

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , on April 23, 2020 by segarini

This week, I’m going back to revisit the seemingly endless summers of my youth, when my parents were always going to be there and the only decision I had to make was which tee-shirt I was going to wear. Our house on Franklin Street was one of the most easterly houses in Orillia, mere metres from Lake Couchiching and about a kilometre a) from Moose Beach, so named because according to local lore, a moose had once been spotted there. (Thank goodness it hadn’t been a skunk.)

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Peter – Honk if you Love Jesus, Beer, Facebook, and Air Shows

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2020 by segarini

I have always thought that those who have a bumper sticker reading “I love Jesus” on their car often drive as if they are in a “perishing” hurry to make His acquaintance. Frankly, that’s the only reason I can conjure up to explain the various pastors 1) who, in defiance of government directives to not assemble in large groups, did so, especially at Easter. I have seen video of various and assorted of these “servants of God” mocking this deadly disease, “protecting” their flocks with “holy” handkerchiefs in at least one case, or simply declaring this menace “illegal” and casting it out.(Yes, that will do it. Satan trembles in fear of your power…..or at least envies your Gulfstream V private jet.)

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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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