The Evolution of a Fractured Coin of the Rebellion

I’ve been fascinated by Albany’s Civil War coinage – the scrip and exonumia produced by Albany’s merchants in 1863, when U.S. currency proved scarce. In the past, I’ve blogged about these coins and transactional storefronts – merchants like D.L. Wing and Straight’s Elephantine Shoes and Benjamin & Herrick Fruits, Here’s a blog post from February…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, September 21, 2019

Hey everyone, I hope you’re having an amazing morning and are ready to take on the world.  And with that in mind … I’ll step aside and allow you to enjoy some of the great photos and writings and observations from my personal blogroll.  These are the posts that deserve your time and your consideration. …

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Want to acquire a Chuck Miller artwork and help a good cause? SURE YOU DO!!

The SEAT Center in Schenectady – the Social Enterprise and Training Center – works with more than 300 young people throughout the Capital District, young men and women who want to rebuild their lives through educational services, workforce training, leadership development, and community service in their home neighborhoods.  The SEAT Center knows that the key…

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K-Chuck Radio: You’ve never heard of Suzi Quatro?

Okay, if I said to you, “What do you know about Suzi Quatro,” I’m sure I’d get one of three responses. “Wasn’t she on Happy Days for a season or two?” “Didn’t she have that sappy duet song called Stumblin’ In?” “Suzi Who?” I get it. Let’s fill this out.  Suzi Quatro is one of…

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“No cookies! Not Now – Not EVER!!!”

Television variety shows were all the rage in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Each show would feature a singer or group as the show’s host, there would be a sketch comedy routine of some sort, some guest performances by an up and coming artist (and sometimes that artist would duet with the host), and then some…

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Verizon’s Asurion insurance company is worthless to me

I received a brochure in the mail.  It was from Verizon’s insurance partner Asurion, and it discussed my options with regard to repair or replacement of my cell phone. If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you know that I am devoted to the BlackBerry line of cell phones.  Yes, they still make…

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A quick trip to the Big E

It’s Sunday morning and the Big E – the Eastern States Exposition, the largest fair in New England – opened its doors. I needed to make a road trip.  Plus, I needed to test out a newly-acquired film camera. Road trip to Springfield. A few things to remember when going to the Big E.  First…

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This is why you don’t let ANYBODY name your arena for you

I understand why baseball stadia and sports arenas have corporate names attached to them.  These corporate sponsors are paying millions of dollars to be the arena’s official name, which means that their product’s name will be advertised on every ticket sold at that arena, it will appear in advertising for concerts and for sporting events…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, September 14 2019

Good morning, good morning, good morning to you.  I’ve got blog posts and writings from my favorite bloggers and writers on my blogroll, and on Saturday I step away from my blog and share these writings with you.  And I hope you enjoy each and every one of them. Let’s get started, shall we? BLOGS…

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