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Roxanne Tellier – What’s Normal Anyway?

Posted in COVID 19, Family, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , on March 27, 2022 by segarini

People are funny; they want their lives to be interesting and noteworthy, but most of us are good for

about 24 hours of novelty before we’re pining for ‘the good old days.’

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Roxanne Tellier – The Age of Bullies Part One

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2022 by segarini

As a child, my sister was often the target of bullies. Bullies sniff out the weak, the vulnerable, those who have already experienced the wrath of others. I spent a lot of my own childhood trying to protect Jodi from those who had nothing better to do with their time than to torment a shy, fragile, little girl.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Music of War and Ukraine

Posted in COVID 19, life, music, Opinion, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2022 by segarini

This has been a hellish week. We are watching the unthinkable perpetrated upon the peaceful people of Ukraine by a Russian despot who has become a madman.   

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Roxanne Tellier – The Right’s Woodstock Moment

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2022 by segarini

On the surface, what the Canadian truckers hoped to accomplish during their protracted occupation of the Nation’s capital was comprehensible. In the beginning, we, the audience, and they, the truckers and their camp followers, could take as the stated purpose of the convoy and protest a common ennui and a genuine wish to end the most onerous and rigorous of the precautions levied during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Roxanne Tellier – What Price Freedom and for Whom?

Posted in COVID 19, Family, Health, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2022 by segarini

The “Freedom Convoy” that converged in Ottawa on Jan. 28 began in response to the federal government’s move to require Canadian truck drivers crossing the U.S. border be fully vaccinated to avoid testing and quarantine requirements, but has evolved into a protest of all public health measures aimed at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers say they will not end their protest until all measures are dropped.”  Ottawa Citizen, Feb 13, 2022

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Roxanne Tellier –  This Week in Racism!

Posted in Books, life, Opinion, politics, Review, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2022 by segarini

When I was a kid, growing up in Alberta, I encountered precisely two black families. One family, that ran a boarding house near my school, had a little girl about my age. When I went to L’Academie Assomption, which was a private girl’s school, the daughters of football player Rollie Miles were the only students of colour. 

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Roxanne Tellier – Stop LYING To ME!

Posted in Books, COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2022 by segarini

With apologies to Al Franken, I am utterly sick of Lies and the Lying Liars That Tell Them. Sick to death of the posturing, the gaslighting, the sneaky grins that escape their mouths when they think we can’t see them.

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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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