Archive for Roxanne Tellier

Roxanne Tellier – Whatever Happened to the Artsy Fartsy BBS?

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2019 by segarini

In the nineties, I ran the Artsy Fartsy Bulletin Board System out of my home for several years. Those were the days of 2400 baud modems and the scree scraw weeeeeeeeeekkkk!!!  sound of the connection soon became a part of my every waking and sleeping moment.

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Roxanne Tellier – On Pavlovitz, Positivity, Privilege – and the Bossa Nova

Posted in music, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2019 by segarini

John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina, who has a wonderful site called, ‘Stuff That Needs To Be Said.’

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Roxanne Tellier – Canada Day and The Lie of Choice

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2019 by segarini

Let’s let some talented Youtubers do the talking …

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Roxanne Tellier – The TrumpCamps

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2019 by segarini

” If you knew of a child who was being forced by a parent or guardian to sleep on a cold concrete floor, in overcrowded surroundings, with screaming lights always on overhead that made it hard to sleep, had limited access to a bathroom, no way to brush their teeth, no soap and no towel — would you do something?

That’s the question NPR‘s Scott Simon asked in his latest column. For many Americans under Trump’s spell – the answer is ‘no.’

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Roxanne Tellier – It’s Father’s Day – Like It or Not

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2019 by segarini

In North America, Father’s Day was first celebrated in Spokane, Washington in 1910, when a young Arkansan woman named Sonora Smart Dobb organized a day of praise for people like her own father, a single parent and Civil War veteran, who raised six children. It would have remained a local issue, and faded away in time, except that Dodd, after a twenty year break, decided to revisit the idea of the celebration, and to up the volume by promoting the Day at a national level.

In the 30s, with the help of the Father’s Day Council founded by the New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers, she and her supporters pumped up the commercial volume, and, by the mid-1980’s, had made Father’s Day into a Second Christmas for the men’s gift-oriented industries.

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Roxanne Tellier – When Is A Lamp Just A Lamp?

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2019 by segarini

Humans are incredibly narcissistic. At least one of the many writers of the Bible understood this when they wrote,

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

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Roxanne Tellier – No Integrity – No Confidence

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2019 by segarini

Dang it. After three fun and family filled days in Montreal, with very little social or TV media contact, I’ve come home to some crazy tales of quasi legal business ‘negotiations’ that skirt ethical decency in favour of political arm-twisting and bullying, and that will have a long and lasting depressing effect on our province’s financial future.

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