72 posts Posts by pstarr

TV Starr – Not exactly

TV Starr – Not exactly

What fun ! Two weeks ago I was invited to appear on “THE PEOPLE’S PERSPECTIVE WITH RAMONA” sponsored by Rogers TV – Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Thornhill, Newmarket.  

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Politics really do make strange bedfellows – and unexpected alliances! What is a mother to do?

Politics really do make strange bedfellows – and unexpected alliances! What is a mother to do?

Here I am with former PM. Stephen Harper. And you all know who that guy is standing next to one of my sons – current PM. Justin Trudeau!

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Further to my Hip job – Closing the Door – not yet!

Further to my Hip job – Closing the Door – not yet!

Monday I went to NYGH for the final visit with Dr. Hosein Mehdian, the one and only orthopedic surgeon for me. Four months since my hip replacement. I

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I am the Last Child – Both my Brothers are now Gone

I am the Last Child – Both my Brothers are now Gone

Last week my older brother Michael, who has lived in New York for the last 40 years, died.

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Reflections on a public life. 25 Years Later – I finally figured it out!

Reflections on a public life. 25 Years Later – I finally figured it out!

The Ghomeshi affair had been jogging my brain. It was an interesting read – but what did it have to do with me? Nothing – or so I thought.

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Hip Replacement Surgery – I’m Back – Part 2

Hip Replacement Surgery – I’m Back – Part 2

In last month’s Part 1 blog I wrote nice things about my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hossein Mehdian. I certainly didn’t want to irritate him before I went under the knife.

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Hip Replacement Surgery! OMG! Part 1

Hip Replacement Surgery! OMG! Part 1

It never occurred to me that I would ever need a hip replacement. After all, I was a tennis player, a golfer, a walker and would never age beyond sixteen.

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A fabulous Canadian success story – and the lady who made it happen!

A fabulous Canadian success story – and the lady who made it happen!

Esther and I met over 50 years ago…BeforeBirthControl pills. Back then, Jewish girls had limited options. Getting us married was the first priority of our parents

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Loyalty – Remembering Rob Ford

Loyalty – Remembering Rob Ford

I met Rob Ford in 2010. We had nothing in common – but politics. A mutual friend of mine and of former Premier Mike Harris asked if I would help in Rob’s Mayoralty campaign. It sounded like fun.

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Victim! OMG! Could that be me?

Victim! OMG! Could that be me?

Some slob flops her breasts for the TV cameras as she confronts the Crown, her body painted with messages no one can read. Did her actions help women who really are victims?

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