Archive for Robert Segarini

Peter, The Stick, and a Can of Paint

Posted in life, Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2020 by segarini
Many of my friends and classmates played organized hockey growing up. While I was happy for them, I somehow just knew that I wouldn’t be able to do so myself, as it would be unfair of me to expect Mum and Dad to buy me hockey equipment every couple of years as I grew. I accepted it as one of the “hazards” of being a member of a large family. Anyway, I got everything that I really needed at home, I was fed, sheltered, clothed, supported and most importantly, loved!

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Peter and the Heel, the Shoe, and the Sock

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

Well, between the glacial pace of my computer startup and a bad case of late onset writer’s block, this will be an interesting column.

I am not going to write about what I was going to write about, which is my office. No, today I am going to write about one part of the health care system in Ontario, to give praise to an unsung group of people.

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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 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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Peter – Rude Boys, and Guns

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2019 by segarini

-While I wanted to write about music this week, I regret that I need to write about this particular incident, but I think that it’s important that I do so.

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Peter Has Band Advice, Festival News, and a Remarkable Young Film-Maker

Posted in music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2019 by segarini

Summer is finally here….almost. Summer in Canada means barbeques, backyards, balconies, beaches, bathing suits, baseball, beer and badminton. (Enough with the alliteration, already. Get on with it. Ed.)

Summer in Canada also means that the days are growing longer. Gone are the dreary months of only seeing that pale yellow orb in the sky on weekends and sick days. Life moves outdoors as much as possible as we frequent patios, campgrounds and parks, squeezing every possible second of fun that we can out of this fleeting season, for we know that the leaves that shade us in July will need to be raked up and disposed of properly in October. (Mother Nature always bats last.)

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