50 years ago … Street Academy held its first classes.

On September 20, 1970, a new type of public high school opened its doors for the first time.  For on this very week, the Street Academy of Albany became the city’s newest public education center. The following is a history of the Street Academy of Albany (1970-1992) and Harriet Gibbons High School (1992-2006 HS, 2005-2010…

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Welcome to the List of Champions

I won’t lie.  I hold onto slights like a bear trap holds onto a hiker. Many, many years ago, when I first started entering my photos in competitions, I tried submitting my shots into the Capital District Photo Regionals.  The Photo Regionals are the preeminent show for local photographers, and I had hoped that something…

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So I’ll sleep on the floor. As long as someone else doesn’t.

The news came over my Facebook feed, arriving with the sound of a clarion call.  Who will help?  Who can help? One of my neighbors owns a business, and one of her co-workers, a young adult who was barely past the age of 18, was thrown out of her living residence and told not to…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, September 19 2020

Today’s weekly blogroll recap is, sadly, tempered by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I would recommend, if you have a chance today, to view the film On the Basis of Sex, and understand the commitment and energy a young lawyer named Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought to this world.  What she did…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for September 18, 2020

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 8:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org.   Time Artist Song Composer Label 8:56 PM Emerson Bimby My Little Bomb Show Nuff 8:49 PM Jenny Burton Remember What You…

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Mike Poole made it through the worst … so far …

If you’re not a regular watcher of NBL Canada basketball games, let me introduce you to Mike Poole. Let’s show another clip here.  Just so you understand who Mike Poole is. If you’re not a regular watcher of New York City streetball games at the Rucker, let me introduce you to Mike Poole. Here’s the…

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Caption Time: Damn, James Taylor…

I haven’t done one of these Caption Time photos in a while, but this came across my FB feed and I couldn’t resist.  This is actually from the official James Taylor fan page, and it shows … well … the singer-songwriter posing next to … er … um … Now I could come up with…

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The racehorse that made a right turn

I’ve seen many things at horse racing tracks.  I’ve seen a horse buck his rider and keep on racing with the rest of the thoroughbreds.  I’ve heard of horses with silly names like Bofa Deez Nutz and Hoof Hearted. But this story takes the cake. And we have to go to West Virginia, to a…

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Wow, Spectrum … just straight-up wow.

It’s time for a little normalcy in my world. Not much normalcy, but I’ll take what I can get. The National Football League has games scheduled.  Sunday afternoon contests.  And if nothing else, I can sit and watch several games at once by putting my television on the NFL RedZone channel, a channel I’ve subscribed…

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