Archive for Robert Segarini

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’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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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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