7 and 7 on Saturday, October 20, 2018

One number. I played ten Mega Millions lottery tickets yesterday (all Quick Picks), and I hit one number out of all of my entries.  So essentially, I won the knowledge that $20 will go to Andrew Cuomo’s discretionary fund. Oh well… live another day.  And even if I didn’t win the big bucks, I can…

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And now I hear from BUILT 2018…

  I’ve entered my artworks at BUILT, Historic Albany Foundation’s charity fundraising auction, for nearly eight years.  Ever since I submitted my first piece, a print of The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake, my artworks have found new “forever homes” with art lovers throughout the Capital District. Earlier this year, I submitted two photos and…

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A brand new opportunity for Infrared Horizon 787

Several months ago, I was driving to Albany via Interstate 787, when I passed by the little clearing between Exits 7 and 6.  It was a quick glance to my right, as it always is when I pass this spot on the highway.  A little stream, with a scary nightmare tree along its shore. On…

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Spambots offering driving tips and crappy rap lyrics

Every so often, I’ll go through the spam filter on this blog to make sure nothing that was a REAL comment gets caught in the filter.  It happens once in a while, I unspam the comment, it gets posted, all is well with the world. However, on occasion I will read what these spambots are…

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Achievements in the NBL Canada in Year 8

This November, the National Basketball League of Canada begins its eighth season.  There are ten teams in this league – four in Ontario, five in the Maritimes, and one in Newfoundland and Labrador.  I’ve worked as their Director of Statistics and Player Clearances since Day 1, and it’s been a great part of my life.…

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Another name for a waterfall

There is a part of me that, when my emotions are low, I try to find a way to combat the lowness.  And although I haven’t done it as much of late … it’s time to break out the camera and take a walk. And for me, the walk yesterday was in the Adirondacks. Just…

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The downhill slide of Johnny Rockets

So yesterday was another date night.  Dinner and a movie.  We saw A Star Is Born, yeah there’s going to be some Oscars distributed with that film attached to the statues.  No question. Before the movie, we stopped at the l9ocal Johnny Rockets retro diner in Crossgates Mall for a nice little late afternoon /…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time to wake up, rise and shine, up and at ’em, have that cup of coffee and bowl of Frosted Flakes, and enjoy this week’s wrapup of some great bloggers, photographers, podcasters and writers. As regular readers know, on Saturday I step away from my blog and showcase the talent that is part of my…

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The trainwreck at the charity trivia event

Yesterday, I participated in a charity trivia fundraiser with a team from Trinity Alliance of the Capital District.  We’ve won this event before, we’ve raised some money for the charity, and this most likely is our last go-round in this tournament. Partially because the very qualified and dedicated director who organized these teams, Kat Brown,…

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How to stand out if you’re a bass player in a band full of women

I’ve often joked that there were times in my life where I felt about as out-of-place as a second trombone in a string quartet.  But that being said … This musical clip will make you smile.  Trust me. I received this clip from a friend of mine, Paul Rapp (local music lovers might know him…

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