Archive for Roxanne Tellier

Pat Blythe – The Chains That Bind plus Bits and Pieces

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2017 by segarini

I’m going to sneak one in this week. I miss writing and Tuesday’s column by fellow writer Frank Gutch Jr. has motivated me. “War stories” of a different type….addiction…”the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity.” (Oxford Dictionary) In this case, I’m referring specifically to “a particular substance”.

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Roxanne Tellier – Shock the Monkey

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2017 by segarini

It’s been nearly four months, and still, several times a day, it feels like a rat is trying to gnaw it’s way out of my belly. I’m still craving the instant hit of nicotine that was my constant companion for nearly 50 years.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Luck of the Irish

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , on March 19, 2017 by segarini

If you didn’t get your chance to get your Irish on on Friday, March 17th, Torontonians will get another chance to do so today, when the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade starts at noon. The route begins on the corner of Bloor and St George, heads east on Bloor, south on Yonge, and west on Queen St, before finishing up at the parade reviewing stand at Nathan Phillips Square.

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Roxanne Tellier – Don’t Be Drunk Uncle

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2017 by segarini

Everyone has one – that opinionated, though largely under informed, relative, friend, or acquaintance, that  we dread having a conversation with. Our kinder, gentler side tells us we need to play nice with the crazy person, after all, who else will put up with them? And so, inevitably, an occasion arises where Drunk Uncle is pity invited to join the family to dine, and somehow and inevitably, ends up commanding the room.

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Roxanne – Dreamers and Cassandras

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2017 by segarini

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“Yes: I am a dreamer – For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”Oscar Wilde

In mythology, Cassandra was a tragic figure, blessed with the power of prophecy, but cursed to have no one believe her words. There are echoes of this syndrome in modern literature, where Cassandra’s name is frequently invoked when prophecies and warnings are not believed.

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Roxanne Tellier – Hell to the No to the Fake News

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2017 by segarini

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After a week of schizophrenic weather (it’s hot! it’s cold! it’s raining! it’s snowing!) and even more schizophrenic babblings from the Whiner in Chief to the South of Sanity,  it was an enormous relief to make the long drive out past the airport to the cozy home of friends Candice and Eli, for the New Orleans themed Fam-Damily Music Jam Fest. Within minutes of arrival I was draped in Carnival beads and being pulled on stage for some musical improv.

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Roxanne Tellier – Weather or Not We’re Together

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2017 by segarini

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I don’t want to startle anyone … but there’s been quite a lot of blue in the sky lately, and there’s this big yellowy orange ‘ball’ up there as well ….  and it’s been getting kind of warmer, too. Should I worry?

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