7 and 7 on Saturday, July 21, 2018

Good morning to you.  I hope you have some great plans this weekend, get out and get some sunshine, maybe take a trip to the flat track, lots of options out there just waiting for you. Of course, here’s your first option – check out some great blogs and bloggers and podcasters from my blogroll. …

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Dude … I got a Dremel!

I participate in Reddit’s gift exchanges – you know, the “Secret Santa” where you send a package to person A, while person B sends you a package.  The gifts are supposed to be thoughtful and reflective of a person’s needs, wants, concerns and desires – in other words, if you’re a Firefly fan, sending someone…

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All hail President Rachel Maddow!

Of late, I’ve been watching more and more of MSNBC.  I don’t know what it is … perhaps I’m looking for intelligent discourse on the day’s news, and the newscasters, anchorpeople and political pundits at MSNBC seem to fit my interests. By 9:00 p.m., as I’m winding down my day, I’ve got Rachel Maddow on…

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The Fort Orange Dairy and Feeds burlap project is DONE

Look at that sweet project.  Two months of stitching and trimming and re-stitching and counting and updating and the like.  Done. My third – and final – burlap stitching project is complete.  This burlap project, featuring the Fort Orange Dairy and Feeds logo from an old feed store on Arch Street in downtown Albany, was…

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What if Russia took over the United States? We saw it in 1987…

Imagine, if you dare, that the two most dominant superpowers finally came to a head.  Would there be rampant nuclear destruction, billions of lives lost, tragedy on a totally unimaginable scale? I don’t know.  But in 1987, we got a glimpse of what could happen if the Russians actually defeated the United States, and annexed…

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Those Sesame Street psychedelic videos…

Ah, Sesame Street.  That classic preschool show that everybody at one time or another watched as a kid.  Well, way back in the day, before Sesame Street was essentially the Elmo show, they had a ton of very surreal and psychedelic video and animated clips that featured counting and letters and other pre-school learning tricks.…

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Albany Patroons in the TBT, in the BIG3, and in the TBL

The Albany Patroons may have the summer off, but there’s plenty of updates in the offseason.  So let’s get at it, shall we? First big news – the Albany Patroons documentary, which features interviews with former players, coaches and executives, will have its worldwide premier at the Palace Theater on Saturday, September 22.  Proceeds from…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Okay, so I wrote today’s blog post, went through all the blogs on my blogroll and found some great writing from the past week to share. There’s just one … tiny … problem. I wrote it while I was asleep.  Yep, it’s in my dreams. Which is fine if I ever develop the ability to…

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I warned you, you filthy credit card scammers…

What did I recently say?  If you scammers, telemarketers and swindlers continue to cold call me and try to steal my money, I’m going to clown you in my blog.  And I’m going to record the clowning so that EVERYONE can hear how stupid you are. Case in point. “Chad” from “Credit Bureau” called me…

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The Rexleigh Bridge to the Stars

Realistically, I have only one chance to pull this off. And there’s so many factors working against me.  So freakin’ many. Clouds.  Light pollution.  Traffic.  Location.  The wrong lens.  The wrong exposure.  The wrong camera.  The wrong photographer.  Don’t laugh, that’s a pretty important factor, let me tell you. But if I can pull this…

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