And the Kamala Harris attacks began in four … three … two …

I think that the conservative media had their anti-Kamala Harris attacks ready at the instant.  The moment that Joe Biden selected her to be his running mate – making Kamala Harris the first black woman on a major party ticket; the first woman of South Asian descent on a major party ticket; the first graduate…

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So you’re saying … there’s a TRON 3 in the future???

The 1982 movie TRON was a straight-up masterpiece.  Between the cutting-edge special effects, the high-concept storyline of religion and technology, and the swirling, perfect soundtrack from Wendy Carlos, TRON was an eye-opening and mind-bending experience. This is where the Matrix should have gone. It took nearly 30 years for a sequel, but in 2010 we…

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Congratulations to former Albany Patroon and current champion Xavier Moon!!

I’m telling you, whatever is in the soil in Goodwater, Alabama, the bumper crop is basketball players. Let me explain. Jamario Moon played three seasons with the Albany Patroons (2005-2007, 2018).  He also went from the Patroons to a very long and successful career in the NBA, playing for the Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami…

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Chris Jericho, have you lost your mind???

I personally think that professional wrestler Chris Jericho has been one of the most talented and charismatic professional wrestlers of the past 25 years.  He’s phenomenal on the microphone, he has wrestling moves that are still strong, and he has wrestled five-star matches with everyone from Stone Cold Steve Austin to Kenny Omega.  He’s currently…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, August 8 2020

Greetings, and welcome to the weekly recap of the great bloggers and writers and photographers from my personal blogroll.  I set aside my Saturday blog to showcase the works of other bloggers, because I want you to see and read and enjoy what they say.  Trust me on this. So let’s get started, shall we?…

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One last legacy for Cardachrome and the Blackbird

Long-time readers of my blog will remember the two car nicknames at the title of this blog post.  Cardachrome was my 2005 Saturn Ion, the second car I ever personally owned.  I had that car from 2010 to 2012, when its myriad of electrical issues convinced me it was time to get a different car. …

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Two Chuck Miller artworks donated for an upcoming In Our Own Voices auction

Whenever I can, I will always help those in need.  In the past, I’ve donated several of my artworks to various charities for auction purposes, or for outright donations to help others. This morning, two of my artworks will join a collection of art and prizes that will be auctioned off as part of an…

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Elbo Room’s liquor license wasn’t the only thing that bounced…

News came yesterday that the Elbo Room, that venerable dive bar on Delaware Avenue in Albany, lost their liquor license. Andrew Cuomo's administration has suspended the liquor license of the Elbo Room, which was Cuomo's favorite bar during his Albany Law School days. (Left, Cuomo press release. Right, a quote from an old @JimmyVielkind/@timesunion profile…

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Click Click Click Click Click Click….

That sound you just heard was my external hard drive – a six-terabyte storage unit that carries nearly my entire photo archive – making strange noises. This is not good. This is very not good. Over the years, I’ve dealt with hard drive and disc drive failures before.  I’ve had friends and companies reconstitute the…

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