How to rescue your car from two feet of snowbank

Sunday morning.  I look outside and … Wow, there’s several igloos on my street.  And by the slight glint of red metal trim and a gold-colored bowtie logo on one of them … I can tell it’s Dracourage, my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. Yikes. There was a light dusting of snow Saturday night.  But that’s not…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 19 2019

With the upcoming snowstorm this weekend, you’re going to need something to do while you’re cooped up inside with your snowstorm supplies – milk, bread, toilet paper – so with that in mind, here are some great blog posts by my fellow bloggers and photographers that you can enjoy until the snow melts.  And even…

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Albany Patroons 109, San Diego Waves 92 – Patroons move to 3-0

Last week, it was a 60-point blowout of the New York Court Kings that pushed Albany to 2-0 in the young TBL basketball season. Friday night, their bench kept Albany in the lead most of the night, as the San Diego Waves fell to Albany 109-92. By the way, I should mention this new kid…

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The Photocopier named “Monica Lewinsky”

My Facebook friend Katie works at Spotlight Newspapers, and she’s doing a decent job there. Recently, though, she posted a Facebook message that had me laughing off my chair. Let me explain. At some point in time, Katie named all the photocopiers in her office.  This way, she could direct which photocopier was the best…

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Call for Entries: The 41st Annual Capital District Photo Regionals

There are competitions … and there are competitions. And one of the big competitions for me has been the Capital District Photo Regionals, the chance for photographers around the area to showcase their best works and to see how they’re judged against their fellow photographers. First things first.  If you live within a 125-mile radius…

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My thoughts on THAT Gillette commercial…

If you’ve seen this commercial online yet, you’ve probably also seen the visceral reactions. And there’s plenty of them. First … here’s the commercial in question.  It’s a Gillette commercial that, instead of promoting razor blades and shaving culture, it instead promotes a different idea. Watch and see. Okay. Here’s my thoughts. Gillette has a…

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Monkeying around with Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp

This is what happens when I start reminiscing about my childhood and my affection for classic Saturday morning cartoon fare. One of the shows from those halcyon days – a show I watched a few times, but never really got hooked on – was Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp.  It was a live-action series – a…

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Man, Verizon must hate BlackBerry consumers …

Way back in ancient times, back when I was married … yeah, that was ancient times … my wife signed us all up for a Verizon cell phone plan.  She got the “good” phone, and my kid and I received the “two free phones” that came with it. I should note that the “free phone”…

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Albany Patroons 154, New York Court Kings 84 – welcome to the TBL

Last year, the Patroons played in the North American Premier Basketball League, finished in sconed place overall, took out the Ohio Bootleggers in a hot three-game series, then went to Yakima and came up short in the NAPB championship. That was last year, this is this year. And after a 98-95 come-from-behind road victory over…

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