Archive for Peter Montreuil

Peter Gets Crooked and then Sets You Straight

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , on February 15, 2018 by segarini

Last Thursday, while the editor was valiantly attempting to “loose the Gordian Knot” of my purple prose, absolve me of my syntax and find pictures that were not only relevant to my column, but also tried to make me look brighter than I actually am, I was “trodding the boards”. My friends from “The Crooked” were filming a video and requested volunteers to be extras. Now, there is acting in my background. I remember my father telling me about being in a play in university. To his delight, there was a movie made of that very play, and he eagerly purchased a ticket, eager to see which Hollywood Heavyweight would try to fill his thespian shoes. Alas, his part was written out of the film. I myself once played Joseph Haydn in a grade 3 class play. I remember the pained look on my father’s face when I asked if I could borrow one of his prized violins as a prop. (In the event, I used a stringless plastic ukele and employed a ruler as my bow.) I also have had a lot of experience acting interested and engaged during meetings at work.

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Peter VS The Deadly Sins – 2 Out of 7 Ain’t Bad….

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2018 by segarini

“I decided that I wanted to experience the Seven Deadly Sins firsthand. My only regret is that I started with Sloth.”

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Peter and the Wolf

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on January 25, 2018 by segarini

Depression. The invisible disease. It’s more common than you may think. No one is immune to it or to its insidious grasp. I have dealt with “the black wolf”, as I call it, for a very long time. 99.9999 % of the time I can conquer it. Every so often, however, I can’t. That doesn’t make me a bad person, it just makes me a human being. Someone who has depression is just as ill as someone who has cancer, the disease is just not as visible.

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Mrs. Montreuil’s Little Boy – The Life of Peter

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2018 by segarini

Well, President Pinocchio managed to keep my last column off CBC/CNN via yet another erratic outburst, this time, once again, with racist overtones. There were people at that meeting who didn’t hear anything, then a couple of days later maintained that they didn’t hear anything, but he definitely didn’t say THAT! (You see, if one seeks to replace Frederick Douglass as an ambassador, some toeing of the party line is required.) After all the kerfluffle, people are now saying that he didn’t say “sh**hole”, he said “sh**house”. Gee, thanks for clearing that up for the world! That makes it all better. It’s like “the Blue Meanies” have won. Now I could have written my own diatribe in response but decided to write the following, instead.

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Peter Montreuil says Hello to 2018…and the About-to-Be Unemployed

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2018 by segarini

Well, 2018 started with a bang. A diva “redeemed” herself, some new laws came into force and we froze our butts off. After a week when we were sometimes colder than Mars and when Hell (Michigan) froze, the temperature is finally getting back to normal for this time of year. While Spring might not be in the air, or even just around the corner, you have to admit that it is a month closer than it was a month ago.

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The Annual DBAWIS Holiday Hiatus

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2017 by segarini

Thank you, Dear Readers for another wonderful year.

We will be back at the end of the first week of January 2018.

All of us here wish you and yours the Merriest of Christmases, the Happiest of New Years, and Hope that the Best is yet to come.

Happy Holidays from the DBAWIS Writers, our families, and our sponsors, and thank you for reading what we write…You are the reason we do this. See you next year,


Peter’s Holiday Message to You

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2017 by segarini

Merry Christmas. Happy holidays. Lots of controversy over those…words. My grade 13 English teacher, Mrs Masterson, used to say “Words are cheap.” They convey our thoughts and feelings. We use words to deliver the Molotov Cocktail of anger. We use words to deliver the dozen roses of love. They are vessels, and like any vessel, what they contain is more important than what they themselves are. We are ostensibly celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace at this time of year. So let us celebrate. Share your love, compassion and empathy.

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