Archive for Peter Montreuil

Peter Recalls Jane the Cat

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2019 by segarini

Today I am going to write about cats, or rather, a cat. Not the musical, mind you, or even the upcoming movie.

Nope, I am going to write about the actual quadrupeds, or as some people call them, ” our feline overlords “. Today I am going to relate some of the background of my little buddy Reg’s mother Jane A later column will feature CoCo, who is the current official cat of Chez Montreuil.

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Lois and Reg and Peter and Coco

Posted in Family, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2019 by segarini

As you know, I am still dealing with Lois’ passing. Last week, I had to have my little buddy Reg put down. Depression has been prevalent in my life over the last while, often pinning me into bed until 1:00 P.M.

I dream about Lois and I think of things that I should have said to her, ways that I could have made her feel even more loved than she was… I finally got Lois’ apartment cleaned out and I have a lot of her things at my apartment, so it sort of looks like a submarine before setting out on patrol, with every surface covered with boxes.

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Peter – The Long Goodbye

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , on October 31, 2019 by segarini

 

This week’s effort will be another short one, as I am working hard to clear out Lois’ apartment before October 31st, my publishing date, coincidentally. While I have been working by myself mostly, Lois’ friend Sandra has come in twice from Guelph to help out, and my awesome nephew David Finkelstein not only gave up a precious Saturday from his family, but also rented a van on Wednesday and came to bring me within sight of the finish line. Many thanks to you both. I really appreciate it.

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Peter’s Potpourri

Posted in life, music, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on October 24, 2019 by segarini

Before you dig into this week’s column, I just want you to know that I appreciate everyone who has stood by me since my recent loss and have expressed their concerns. My heartfelt thanks to those of you who sent your condolences and well wishes.

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Peter enjoys The Ripp and heymacs Show

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2019 by segarini

Last Sunday the Toronto Transit Commission had yet another service interruption, complete with shuttle busses and detours. That didn’t deter me from going to The Black Swan at 154 Danforth Avenue in the late afternoon for yet another concert from yet another fine group of Toronto based musicians. The bill included Mark Ripp and the heymacs, who were making their first public appearance ever, apparently, although their excellent videos are a staple of my timeline.

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Peter’s Belated Birthday Card to His Majestic Indifference

Posted in Family, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2019 by segarini

 

September 14th marks Reg the Cat’s birthday. He turned 14 this year, but sad events overshadowed everything else this year, and the celebration was muted. However, here is my tribute to my little buddy for this year.

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Peter Thanks You

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2019 by segarini

The annual Reg the Cat birthday column is hereby postponed until next week. In its place, I present the following.

I have been in an abyss of grief since my Dear Lois passed last month. I would never have believed that such pain as I am feeling was even possible. But in darkness there is Light, in the midst of despair there is Hope.

The overwhelming rush of good wishes and condolences has been, well, overwhelming. Let me just mention some examples.

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