So I just heard from the New York State Fair …

Long-time blog readers will note that during my summer-long “Competition Season,” I will undoubtedly mention something called the “Drive of Shame.” The “Drive of Shame” happens when, after the announcement of acceptances at the New York State Fair, I must make a trek to Syracuse and claim the rejected entries prior to the Fair’s Opening…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, August 13 2022

Good morning, blog readers. If you’re reading this post around noontime, I’m over at the Altamont Fairgrounds dropping off my four artworks for this year’s photo competition (along with photos and artworks from a friend who couldn’t be there for drop-off day). So while I’m doing that, please take a look at today’s blogroll of…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for August 12, 2022

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 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. This week’s episode features a new Chuck Miller-created medley, featuring several 1960’s-era tracks mashed together into the Cara-Lyn Mix. In fact, if…

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The winning photos from Iowa, 2022 Edition

Some time ago, I received a postcard alerting me that two of my four entries to the Iowa State Fair were accepted, with at least one of them claiming an award. Here’s the postcard for proof. Yesterday, the results were posted on the Iowa State Fair website. First of all, as much as I thought…

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K-Chuck Radio: Judith, Archie and Olivia, three voices of Australia

Three of Australia’s most important singing voices passed away within a few days of each other. Each one brought their own passion and joy to music, along with their own view of social importance and conscience. Obviously, the most worldwide loss goes to the legendary Olivia Newton-John. The sweet, butterfly vocals of dozens of early…

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“How much does a guest post cost on your website?”

After writing 5,500+ blog posts in a 13-year span – without taking a single day off in that time – there are moments when I might consider bringing in a guest blogger. I’ve done that on a couple of rare occasions, mostly when I feel a good friend of mine deserves to share their information,…

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My entries for the 2022 New York State Fair Photography Competition are …

Last year, I finally obliterated the “Syracurse” – a portmanteau of “curse” and “Syracuse,” a personal concept that my photos were good enough for every other competition EXCEPT for the New York State Fair. Last year, that Syracurse ended, as five of my six entries made the walls of the Harriet May Mills Art Center,…

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The photos I’m NOT entering this year in the New York State Fair’s photo contest (and why they’re not going to Syracuse)

Tomorrow, after judging has completed, I’ll share with you the six images I’ve chosen from my collection of 2021 and 2022 photos for submission to the 2022 New York State Fair Photography Competition. And trust me, if I’m culling these images from the list … you know I’m trusting my gut with the six I’m…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, August 6 2022

This morning is “drop-off day” for the New York State Fair’s photography competition, so I’m writing this blog post early in the morning so that I can hit the road to Syracuse with my six entries. On Sunday, I’ll post the images I didn’t choose to enter this year; on Monday I’ll post the six…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for August 4, 2022

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 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Time Artist Song Release 7:56 PM John Paul Young Love Is In The Air Classic Hits 7:50 PM Thompson Twins In the…

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