Archive for Peter Montreuil

Peter, Betty, and CoCo Ono

Posted in Family, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2020 by segarini

I want to thank everyone who responded to my most recent column. It is all too easy to lose focus when dealing with a long standing medical condition, to get lazy, to ignore the very real danger you face because you don’t want to appear weak or needy. I will continue to write about health issues from time to time, both physical and mental, so “stay tuned “.

This week’s offering will be a bit more easygoing, and I hope that you enjoy this week’s melange of letters, numbers, punctuation marks and images.

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My name is Peter Montreuil …

Posted in Health, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2020 by segarini

…and I am in a relationship with the lovely Elizabeth Stevenson and we are living together in London. I am 6 feet, 2 inches tall.

While nothing else has changed, I used to be “10 feet tall and bulletproof”, as Travis Tritt sings.

When did things change? On the morning of Tuesday, September 29th, 2020.

Why and how did they change? Let me tell you, in the form of this cautionary tale.

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Peter – Hello Betty

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2020 by segarini

I don’t remember much about the month after Lois passed, Loyal Reader. I was in a daze, frankly, Loyal Reader.

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Peter – Remembering Lois

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , on September 17, 2020 by segarini

This is my third start on this week’s column. It is a difficult column for me to write, as last week marked the first anniversary of my dear Lois’ passing. I was drawn to write about the incredible sorrow I felt as her health deteriorated, how grim my state of mind became as I plumbed the depths of despair dealing with the death of an intimate partner, a situation which Life had never prepared me for.

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Peter Previews Upcoming Peter Posts

Posted in A Message, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2020 by segarini

We here at “Don’t Believe A Word I Say ” are taking a few weeks off (August 10th thru September 10th). This column will therefore be very much abbreviated.

In the future, I will continue to write about important issues such as gay rights, the right of everyone to have a decent living, access to education, universal health care and the right to have a dignified retirement after slaving their lives away selling their soul “to the man”.

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Peter’s Politics

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , on July 30, 2020 by segarini

As the most cursory examination of my Facebook timeline indicates, my political views lean to the left. In short, I am a Liberal/liberal. In the States I would be considered a Democrat. a) I feel very strongly that universal health care, well funded public education, universal human rights, affordable housing and decent wages would not spell the end of Civilization as we know it. In fact, if we devoted our energy, resources and attention to meeting these conditions, it would go a long way toward resolving many of the problems that we try to grapple with on a daily basis in society, in my opinion.

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Peter VS the Pandemic Poltroons

Posted in COVID 19, Family, life, Opinion with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2020 by segarini

” I have a medical condition…!” Or, why are some people so f***ing stupid?

This week’s column is about a subject completely different from what I originally intended to write about. THAT subject will be addressed next week.

Anyone else notice that things have been a little different over the last few months? Anyone else have an uneasy feeling about their environment lately? Anyone else evaluating the respective responses of the various levels of government to ” the new normal ” ?

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Peter Ponders The Problems at Hand

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

As I tell anyone who will listen, I worked for Unemployment Insurance and its successors for over 40 years. I  learned a lot of things about people over that time, especially about unemployed people.

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Peter Stays Cool with Lucy the Fan

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2020 by segarini

This week’s column will be yet another potpourri. I have looked at several different topics to write about, but rapidly changing events and the dreadful heat which has gripped Toronto “by the throat” has made me decide to address a number of issues today.

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Peter Proudly Shares His Pride

Posted in life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , on July 2, 2020 by segarini

I am writing this week’s column from the only point of view which I can claim any familiarity with, that of a happily heterosexual middle aged caucasian male. Most of the people who know me in real life like me because I am a nice guy, and my Facebook friends who don’t know me personally like me mainly because of my sense of humour. Most of society likes, or at least tolerates me, because I fit in. I am a typical ” straight ” white man.

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