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Roxanne Tellier – Gift Giving and the Languages of Love

Posted in COVID 19, Family, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2021 by segarini

The holiday gift giving tradition goes waaay back … back, back, no, even further back. Before the kid in the stable, even.

Exchanging gifts at a midwinter feast seems to have started as both a magical AND practical way to share the bounties of the year with family and friends. The people that gave the best gifts to others were respected for their generosity.    

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Roxanne Tellier – Musings On Movings and Marijuana for Multinationals

Posted in Books, COVID 19, Family, Health, Humour, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2021 by segarini

Today is the 12th of December, and that means that Shawn and I are exactly one month away from the Big Move, from Toronto, to Windsor, Ontario.  The drive is a mere 230 in earth miles, but, in some integral ways, it’s also the equivalent of moving from the Moon to the Sun.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Frequency Illusion

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Health, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2021 by segarini

Have you ever bought a car, and suddenly noticed that nearly every car you see is the same colour and style? Or, if you are pregnant, have you been surprised to see that it seems that everybody else is pregnant as well?

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Darrell Vickers – Ted Zeigler Part Three: Hollywood!

Posted in life, Opinion, Review, Television, Work with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2021 by segarini

By the 1960s-killing-year of 1970, Ted had decided to seek fame and fortune in a place where a vast majority of people with that very same dream end up as drug addicts, prostitutes and off-ramp pre-loved churro vendors. But having streets paved with the shattered souls of generations of the young and hopeful did not make him any less amorous for the glamorous, so he loaded up the truck and he moved to Beverly.

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Roxanne Tellier – Is Halloween the New Christmas?

Posted in Art, COVID 19, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2021 by segarini

I’m trying to remember the last time I went trick-or-treating as a child. It was in Montreal, and might have been when we lived in Park Ex, which was, back then, really not a place that was safe for a young’un to be out alone late, and especially not to be traipsing around in the dark.

But hey – free candy! Sometimes pennies! Maybe even a free razor blade! Or was that just an urban myth?

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Gary Pig Gold knows THE SHADOWS KNOW. Now You Can, Too.

Posted in life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2021 by segarini

For those still salient enough to peg the launch of British Rock to the evening of February 9, 1964, when those “youngsters from Liverpool” landed as if from nowhere onto the stage of The Ed Sullivan Show, think of this:

A dozen years ago, a different U.K. band celebrated its fiftieth (!!)anniversary with a series of sold-out concerts at London’s mammoth O2 Arena.

At the height of their success, this band placed an astounding twenty-eight hits atop the European charts, have all told released over one hundred albums worldwide, and their lead singer was knighted by his Queen before Elton, Tom Jones, Jagger or even Paul McCartney was.

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Roxanne Tellier – I’ll Take Mortality for $200 Alex

Posted in COVID 19, Health, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2021 by segarini

When did people start ending every conversation with “be safe. Keep yourself safe”? Am I the only one that wonders when it was decided that we are living in a time of war or zombie attacks? And why is it so incredibly sad to know that the enemy we’re being cautioned against is a disease too often spread to us by our own loved ones and ‘friends’?

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Roxanne Tellier – Whose Rights Are They Anyway?

Posted in COVID 19, Family, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2021 by segarini

The east end of Toronto has always been an interesting mix of peoples. Heavily treed and with many well tended parks, it’s a beautiful area, diverse and dynamic. 

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Roxanne Tellier – Move It On Over

Posted in Books, Family, Food, life, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2021 by segarini

I’ll just put it out there .. I hate moving. I like looking at other houses that are staged to sell, and imagining what it would be like to live there. I like watching DIY experts slap $40 worth of paint onto walls, transform a wood pallet into a piece of luxurious furniture, and change a blah room into a stunning piece of art. In the past, I myself have spent major dollars and worked insanely long hours, hoping to make a sow’s ear into a silk purse. DIY porn. It’s a thing.

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Gary Pig Gold  is  TAKIN’ CARE OF RANDY

Posted in Canadian Music, life, music, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2021 by segarini


As he turns 78 (!) this very September the 27th, may I suggest Each and Every One of you DBAWIS’ers adhere to these

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