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Roxanne Tellier – An Embarrassment of Riches

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2018 by segarini

Money and power have one very similar trait – neither are destructive at face value, but both become toxic when an obsessive love of either or both overrules a person’s basic humanity.

Both can be hoarded, without much censure. Many look at the very wealthy or very powerful, and envy their hoards. Even if the hoards consist of ill-gotten, or at the very least, suspicious, gains, morality ceases to matter in the face of a society that has elevated the acquisition of wealth over all other talents or abilities.

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Roxanne Tellier – Diva, Drama Queen, Dictator – It’s always about Power

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2017 by segarini

As a young woman, growing up in Alberta and Quebec, I loved drama. I yearned to be on stage, wowing the audience, making sweeping gestures that would evoke memories of Judy Garland or Isabella Duncan. I wanted to wear fabulous clothing, clothing so stunning that people would stop dead in the streets to watch me as I sashayed along the pavement with my scarves twirling in the breeze,  and my skirts trailing behind me like a bridal train.

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