7 and 7 on Saturday, August 18, 2018

Good morning everyone, hope you had a decent week and are ready to enjoy the weekend.  And what better way to enjoy the weekend … than with a quick overview of some great blog posts and podcasts.  Yep, it’s Saturday, the day I take a rest from my blog and allow my fellow bloggers to…

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News from the Big E Photography Competition…

Competition Season 2018 is in full swing.  And over in Springfield, Massachusetts, home of the Eastern States Exposition – the large, six-state late summer fair – I’ve received news about my photo submissions. Update. The Big E has made some changes in their photo competition.  Due to the limitations in available wall space at the…

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Peyton Royce doesn’t need your body-shaming, Dave Meltzer

Professional wrestling has evolved – and it continues to evolve today.  Especially in the world of women’s professional wrestling.  Once relegated to a subgenre of eye-candy girls in skimpy outfits barely capable of a collar-and-elbow lock-up, today’s women’s wrestling is now exciting, challenging, and just as popular on the card as men’s wrestling.  Heck, later…

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The Return of Santa’s Land

NOTE: This blog post is about Santa’s Land in Putney, Vermont. it is NOT about Santa’s Workshop, a theme park in the Adirondack Mountains, and no confusion should be made between the two locations. Four yearsa go, I wrote a blog post about the horrible and deplorable conditions at Santa’s Land, a Christmas-themed roadside attraction…

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The Results from Altamont, 2018 Edition

“You have to park over here, sir.” “Over here” was about a mile and a half away from the Altamont Fairgrounds campus. “How come?” I asked. “The main lot is too muddy, cars are getting stuck.  You need to park over here in the overflow lot.” Just then, a pickup truck zipped by me on…

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My 2018 Photos in the Altamont Fair are …

Has it really been ten years? Yeah.  Ten long years. Ten years ago, I entered my first four pictures into the Altamont Fair’s photography competition.  Two years later, I claimed my first silks, when Midnight at the Palace Theater took second place in the black and white category; two other pictures, The AGFA Bridge Over…

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The Drive of Shame, 2018 Edition (UPDATE: ONE GOT THROUGH!!)

Good morning.  I have to write this blog post early, because by the time you read it, I’ll be on the highway to Syracuse. Let me explain. The New York State Fair requires that all non-accepted entries for the photography competition be claimed today.  Of the six entries I submitted for 2018, three of them…

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The postcards finally arrived from Syracuse … and …

So six postcards arrived in my mailbox Saturday evening.  Three from the photo discipline, three from arts and crafts. Let’s check the arts and crafts section first, shall we? The first card I checked was my Saratoga Vichy Table, a piece of furniture that was crafted from two Saratoga Vichy crates. And the piece was…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Good morning everyone.  Hope you’re starting your weekend off well, and here’s something to make your weekend even better – a collection of blog posts, podcasts and writings by some of my favorite bloggers, podcasters and photographers.  Check them out and you will enjoy. And let’s start with… Robert Eaton’s “Koffeefrkeleven” blog, “Albany Gone: Lost…

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My entries for the Big E 2018 Photo and Art Exhibition are…

So this is a different avenue for me.  Instead of printing and bringing my entries to the Big E and having them judged right then and there, I now must submit my photography entries – limit of two pictures – online.  With limited space in the New England Center this year, all entrants are now…

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