Archive for Peter Montreuil

Peter’s Politics

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2021 by segarini

Although I had considered several topics to write about this week and indeed had started on a column, events on Tuesday dictated what I would write about this week.

Joe Biden has won the presidency. Kamala Harris is the new Vice President. Although there was an expectation of controversy over the election, I don’t think that very many people expected the chaos which the last few months have brought to light.

After a series of fruitless attempts at overturning the election results in the courts, attempts devolved into telephone calls attempting to literally strongarm state officials to disenfranchise many voters.

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Peter – I Remember Mama

Posted in Family, life with tags , , , on January 14, 2021 by segarini

Although it was 21 years ago, almost to the minute, I remember it like it was yesterday. While checking my home phone messages from my workplace, I found out that my mother had passed away. I was stunned. Eventually I stood up and went to my supervisor’s desk. I told him that my mother had passed. He was rather dismissive about it, he didn’t particularly like me. In a daze, I returned to my desk and tried to work. Shortly thereafter, the manager came to my desk and gently told me to go home. He was very sympathetic and kind, and was a glimmer of compassion in an otherwise horrible day.

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Peter – Get Carded Every Day

Posted in Family, life, Opinion with tags , , , , on December 10, 2020 by segarini

Last week a friend of mine made a statement about their partner, stressing that they were not recognizing a special occasion, but simply wanted to publicly express their gratitude that the person was always “there” for them.

I gave it some careful thought and posted that I liked the fact that the person was taking the time and making the effort to acknowledge the importance of their partner in their life. My friend, for their part, was pleased with my conclusion.

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Peter – Bring on the Jolly

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2020 by segarini

As Andy Williams famously sang, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”. To many people, Christmas certainly is that. However, even the most devoted “Christmasophile” can find the constant assault on their senses and wallet to be somewhat debilitating. Like so much of modern life, Christmas has been transformed into a commercial crusade, seemingly endless competition for the almighty buck…your almighty buck.

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Peter’s Ad-Versity

Posted in life, Opinion, Review, Television with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2020 by segarini

Welcome¬†to this week’s hastily assembled melange of letters, punctuations marks, numerals, images and ideas, aka, my column. This week, I am going to write about something which is inescapable. I hope you like it. I appreciate your feedback.

Loyal Reader, are you vaguely dissatisfied about some aspect of your life? Are you looking for a fresh outlook, some change which, if not earthshaking, will at least allow you to address some “personal” shortcoming, whether perceived or actual? Well, there are folks out there counting on that in order to buy themselves a fancier car or spend an extra week at some fancy holiday destination.

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Peter’s Engaging Column ….

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2020 by segarini

As I settled back into bed, my senses took stock of my surroundings. I heard Betty stirring peacefully in her sleep beside me. My eyes flicked over the dim shape of CoCo, who was also resting quietly, unafraid and unworried. I then looked up at the ceiling and sighed contentedly, finally at peace. As I drifted off to sleep myself, I couldn’t help but think back a year, to when my life had been different, very different indeed.

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Peter Remembers

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2020 by segarini

I went to have my eyes checked yesterday and am now waiting to see a specialist at the local hospital. I am nervous, but Betty is standing by me and even CoCo has been paying extra attention to me.

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Peter’s Wild Kingdom

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2020 by segarini

So the American election is over. Or is it? Is the American dream dead? Is it dying? Stay tuned on Sunday for the second part Roxanne Tellier’s incisive analysis of this major event, just another example of the great writing available on this blog. For my part this week I will focus on my adventures with the animal kingdom. While there will be some “Cat” adventures, most of these tales will be about the more feral side of local fauna. I hope you like it.

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Peter Offers Hope and Compassion and Respect to the Less Fortunate

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2020 by segarini

The look on my supervisor’s face was one of overt relief, and not just because it was Friday afternoon. Handing me a folded sheet of paper, he began “Next week you are assigned to be ‘The Officer In Charge a) at…'” and his voice started to sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher, as I embarked on a mental Flight of Fancy.

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Peter and The Battle of Britain

Posted in life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2020 by segarini

 

At an early age I became interested in history, and one area of great interest to me is military aviation history. I have always been fascinated by the Battle of Britain for several reasons, but predominately because it was the first major defeat that Germany suffered in World War II, the first sign that maybe we could defeat Evil.

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