7 and 7 on Saturday, November 17, 2018

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers.  Winter has arrived – a little earlier than scheduled – and I want to get some photos this morning. But I can’t take a single shot … until I share the shots of my fellow bloggers, podcasters and photographers.  Makes sense, right?  These people deserve your attention, so give…

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K-Chuck Radio: Warm Music for a Snowstorm

Yep, we’ve got another snowstorm on the way.  Batten down the hatches, clean out the Stewarts’ shops, and get ready for that white powdery stuff to blanket the neighborhood.  For sure. And if you’re really worried about those cold days… How about some warm, summery, bouncy tunes to keep you toasty? Look, I couldn’t fit…

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Winter weather brings stupid, unsafe drivers

My morning routine involves waking up (yawn), writing this blog, taking a shower, getting dressed, making breakfast, and then driving from the Town and Village to Downtown Albany.  That’s a short ten to fifteen minute drive, depending on traffic, along Interstate 787. Yesterday, we had the first significant snowfall in the area, and my 15-minute…

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There are five Albany Patroons alumni in Canada this year…

Point of disclosure.  I have worked with the National Basketball League of Canada since 2011, and am currently working with them for the 2018-19 season. Point of disclosure.  I work with the Albany Patroons of the newly-organized TBL, and will be working with the Pats for the 2018-19 season. So as a fan of the…

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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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