There are FIVE Albany Patroons in the TBT Tournament this year!

Just because the Albany Patroons’ 2018 NAPB basketball season has concluded, doesn’t mean that I’m not keeping tabs on the guys and what they’re doing in the offseason. And it looks as if some of the Albany Patroons are involved in a different type of championship run. And it involves the independent $2 million TBT…

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Submissions of a single section of scarlets and shades

Many years ago, I tried to submit some of my artworks to a major art event, the annual Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region.  My images were not accepted.  And in that unacceptance, I received some comments about WHY my photos were rejected… At the time, I had submitted a mixture of different film techniques…

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A difference between slide and print Infrared film

During my experiments with color infrared film – both medium format slide and print formulae – I wanted to determine the best outputs for both products. What I’ve discovered is – with the color print Infrared film (“CIR 120”) I’ve acquired, I have more flexibility with my shots.  In sunlight, I can use the photographer’s…

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“In moral crisis” or “immoral crisis”? Oh you wacky cell phone, you…

I was driving through Greene County yesterday, and out of the corner of my eye, I spotted something. It was a very distinctive artistic spraypainted tag.  Someone had makred up a steel girder with an American flag. Not just any American flag, mind you … an upside-down flag. As you know from flag etiquette, an…

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NBC’s “Cliff Hangers!” 1979 failed genre TV show!

It’s 1979, and the National Broadcasting Company – who for many decades was the predominant force in primetime television dramas and comedies – was sputtering.  The network, mired in third place behind ABC and CBS, tried everything they could to draw an audience.  Put McLean Stevenson in a sitcom about a radio talk show host? …

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The last time children were taken away…

I am normally a very open-minded person when it comes to Facebook.  My friends have differing opinions and ideologies, and they post them on their Facebook walls.  I don’t have to agree with what they say, and they don’t have to agree with me. Yesterday, I unfriended a longtime Facebook friend.  The comment made?  “If…

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Whitney Avalon sings again!

Actress Whitney Avalon has done whatever it takes to break through in the entertainment industry.  She’s appeared in several TV shows and commercials (she’s the mother in the blended family Cheerios commercials), she’s produced a series of wildly popular “Princess Rap Battle” videos (the one between Snow White and Elsa from Frozen has maybe 70…

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Father’s Day for children of abusive fathers

I remember the moment clearly.  It was the spring of 2014.  I was visiting the Albany Center Gallery; my photo The Jumbuck, a profile shot of an Icelandic sheep, was my first-ever acceptance into the Capital District Photo Regionals.  Man, what a great moment.  What an accomplishment. Then I received the text. “Dad died.  Don’t…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hi everybody, and welcome to another Saturday recp of the great writing and photography from the bloggers and photographers that make up my personal blogroll.  While I have a steady habit of blogging at least once every day (and have done so for nearly ten years), I take one day each week to step aside…

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