Archive for Stockton California

Segarini: My Dad – Father’s Day 2017

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , on June 17, 2017 by segarini

Seg My Dad and I

This is the 8th annual printing of a column I wrote in tribute to my father for  Father’s Day. It is my pleasure to share my Dad with you.

 I miss my parents a lot, and I never got to thank my dad for all he tried to teach me, all he tried to instill in me. If your parents are still alive, your grandparents, even your aunts and uncles. call them up today, tell them you love them, and cherish the ability you have to tell them first hand. Someday, they will all be gone, and even though you will hear their voices and feel their presence for the rest of your life, there will be times when you experience a longing, and an ache so profound, that you will wish with all your heart you could see them again and let them know how much they meant to you. Family is more important than any other aspect of your life…don’t ever forget it.

Happy Fathers Day, Pop…I miss you…and I love you.

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Segarini: Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day 2017

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on May 14, 2017 by segarini

Here’s hoping I can post this without too much trouble. I have been having a lot of problems with my computer and its access to the internet. However, I feel confident that the issues will be resolved and all will be rainbows and unicorns again soon.

This is my annual Mother’s Day column about my Mom. I hope it reminds you of yours and brings back some great memories and some stories to share with those you love, and those who loved your mom as much as you do. If your mom is still around, give her a big hug, and a kiss, and tell her that you love her. That’s the one present your Mother will always welcome from you…and the best one you can ever give.

Always….

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Segarini: Rerun – The Fat City Chronicles 2 – Short Stories about Long Ago

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2017 by segarini

22. Bob on a bar stool

Time for another rerun about my hometown. Was reminded of the story of Cold Red yesterday, and took it as a sign to find and post this nostalgic look back. Things have not been great for me lately…for a lot of us, really. Tough times come and go like the weather, but being able to look back on a life well lived, and the people and places that made you who you are and brought so much joy into your life will always be there to remember. I hope you have memories that mean as much to you as these do to me.

I am one lucky son of a bitch….

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Segarini – The House Was Rockin’ and My Mom Was Rollin’

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2016 by segarini

Bob and Vanilla Cone

This week has been a difficult one. An anniversary of a tragic event in California, the insanity of millions of people blindly following a completely failed human being and giving nary a thought to his worthlessness, and a continuing nostalgia-driven blockade of great new music and artists by those who actually believe nothing of worth has been created since the end of the ’70s.

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Bob’s Marginally Magnificent Magical Musical Mystical Scrapbook of Woot Worthy Minutia

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2016 by segarini

Good Old Bob

In preparing The Portable Bob for publication in the near distant future, I find myself digging through boxes and boxes of detritus; Flotsam And Jetsam from a life well lived, badly abused, and singularly unique in it’s constantly shifting course, over which I had little or no control.

Today we share old photos, answer unanswered (and sometimes unasked) questions, set the record straight, and confuse the issues, bite the bullet, and shiver some timbers.

This are some of that….

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Segarini – Excerpts from “The Portable Bob” Part Two

Posted in Fiction, Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2016 by segarini

pORTABLE bOB 2

If all goes according to plan, this October will see the release of my first book, “The Portable Bob” which is a collection of some of my favourite DBAWIS columns and some new, never published stories and articles.

As promised, here are some more excerpts from The Portable Bob, and if you want to, use the comment section below to let me know what columns and stories YOU would like to see reprinted, updated, or elaborated on, AND if there is anything NEW you would like me to write about. Also take a look at the gallery of potential Book Covers at the bottom of the column and let us know which one(s) you like, or suggest a totally different idea. Let your thoughts be known in the comment section below. A few of you will be winning an autographed copy of the tome just ahead of its release. No details to share yet (the Holiday has made it hard to contact those who are in charge of the details), so they will be forthcoming in the near future. Yesterday’s excerpts were mostly about this and that…these are a little more biographical and music-centric. Enjoy.

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Segarini – Excerpts from “The Portable Bob” Part One

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2016 by segarini

The Pope Cover

If all goes according to plan, this October will see the release of my first book, “The Portable Bob” which is a collection of some of my favourite DBAWIS columns and some new, never published stories and articles.

Today and tomorrow, I am sharing some of the excerpts from the book with you, and would like you to use the comment section below to let me know what columns and stories YOU would like to see reprinted, updated, or elaborated on, AND if there is anything NEW you would like me to write about. Also take a look at the gallery of potential Book Covers at the bottom of the column and let us know which one(s) you like, or suggest a totally different idea. Let your thoughts be known in the comment section below. A few of you will be winning an autographed copy of the tome just ahead of its release. Details tomorrow.

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