The lineup for the 2021 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train “At Home” online concert is…

So even though I can’t photograph the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train this year, thanks to COVID-19 still active (thanks a pantload, all you navel-gazing anti-vaxxers), there is still a concert scheduled that will raise money for food banks and community pantries throughout North America. So instead of happily freezing my fingers off, taking photos of…

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A snowflake photo from the last camera I’d expect.

It’s Tuesday morning, and I’m out the door to head downtown. There’s a bit of frost in the air, and some of the cars along my road have some tiny snowflakes on them. Oh, I know what that means. It’s snowflake photography season. That time of year when I try to get that super-spectacular macro…

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Bachelor Cooking: Homemade Applesauce

That’s right. Chuck’s making applesauce. Nice, big, lumpy applesauce that will make you feel warm and toasty on a cold day. Follow along with the recipe. Remember, this recipe can make enough applesauce for two, just in case you want to impress someone with your culinary skills. Here are the ingredients I used. Six apples…

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A Christmas gift from Cardachrome and the Blackbird

In August 2020, I blogged about receiving postcards that alerted me as being a member of a potential class action lawsuit. It seemed that my two prior cars – my 2005 Saturn Ion (“Cardachrome”) and my 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS (the “Blackbird”) were part of a group of GM-manufactured cars that experienced ignition problems and…

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Lauren Boebert is a Thanksgiving turkey

Lauren Boebert is a member of Congress, she’s part of the “Troll Caucus” of herself, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthorn, Jim Jordan, Paul Gosar and Kevin McCarthy. They’re the ones whose main goal in life is to glorify Trump, demean Biden, and spew racist, homophobic and bigoted crapola whenever someone gives them a…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, November 27 2021

Good morning, blog readers, it’s time for another trip through the blogroll and see what my fellow bloggers, photographers and writers have come up with over this holiday season. Hope everybody had a great holiday, ate lots of food, and enjoyed their time with family. So let’s not waste time. BLOGS FOR TASTE The Burnt…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for November 26, 2021

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Time Artist Song Release 7:01 PM Split Enz Six Months In a Leaky Boat Time and Tide 7:08 PM The English Beat…

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My Thanksgiving Drive for Equinox, 2021 Edition

Ready to go. Ready to deliver for Equinox. Ready to bring Thanksgiving deliciousness to as many families as I can. I pulled up to the load-in spot on Central Avenue. “You’re a little early, Chuck,” one of the organizers smiled. “Earlier I pick up, earlier the food gets delivered,” I smiled back. “How many meals…

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Why is it so important for me to drive on this day?

Preparations are set. My 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” is filled with a full tank of gas. My satellite radio station is cued up to SiriusXM’s “Holly” channel, so I can stream tons of holiday music on my travels. I’ve got my Equinox baseball cap, and a fresh clean face mask for COVID-19 safety. Oh, and…

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The catfished fan and the sucker-punched wrestler.

The interactions between pro wrestling fans and pro wrestlers is equal parts close and distant. When wrestlers compete in an arena, fans are encouraged to cheer or boo, to bring signs and take photos. What they’re not encouraged to do, however, is jump the guardrails and try to attack a wrestler, or to interfere in…

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