The 35-cent Escape (Thank you, Stan Lee)

Stan Lee saved my childhood sanity and my childhood life.  So did Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko and George Perez and Marv Wolfman and Bill Mantlo and the rest of the Marvel Comics creative team. Which is why the passing of Stan Lee yesterday – at the ripe age of 95 – still seems like…

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Bachelor Cooking: Beer and Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

So I was looking around the interwebs for recipes that would allow me to use my brand-new 60+ year old Popeil Veg-O-Matic food slicer … and I came across this site. This person received a Veg-O-Matic (a modern one, when the Ronco company reorganized) and modified her recipe for beer and cheese scalloped potatoes for…

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The flannel differential

Winter is coming, and the temperature is dropping… no kidding, dude, that’s what happens in wintertime. Last year, I purchased a flannel bed sheet set from Huck Finn’s Warehouse (now known as the Warehouse at Huck Finns, because branding).  They looked the part – black and red checkered pattern – and they felt comfortable enough,…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Good morning.  I know you’ve come here today for something special.  And by “special,” i mean that you know every Saturday I turn my blog over to show off the bloggers, photographers and podcasters that are part of my blogroll.  These are the people you should read when you have a free moment or six.…

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PTSD and the Thousand Oaks Shooting (Guest Post by Kris Miller)

Another mass shooting in America.  Another senseless, horrifying moment when people went to a place of happiness and comfort and peace – only to become targets of a senseless killing spree. At the time, I thought I heard all the reasons and theories and thoughts and prayers for that horrifying, tragic night. Then my son…

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Infrared Horizon 787 is officially a Work of Art

Eight years ago, my blogger friend Teri  Conroy (she’s the owner of the peaceful llama farm Wunsapana Farm in Altamont) gifted me a Rolleiflex Automat MX camera, a medium format twin lens reflex gem.  I’ve shot dozens of rolls of print and slide film through it, and recently it’s been my camera weapon of choice…

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It slices, it dices, and it’s older than me

Every once in a while, there will be a commercial for some kitchen gadget that promises to make your cooking chores easier.  You can make delicious meals with this gizmo, you can wow your family with specially-prepared meals from this whatizit, and you can make cooking great again. Make cooking great again.  Someone should stitch…

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The Results of BUILT 2018

For the eighth consecutive year, my artworks are on display, along with hundreds of other amazing paintings, sculptures and craftspieces from dozens of Capital Region artists, as part of Historic Albany Foundation’s “BUILT: Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes” event. I’m all set.  I’ve got my suit on, my six stickpins from my first six BUILT appearances…

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