The best wrestler in the business might be this Orange Cassidy guy…

You know the standard build for a professional wrestler.  They’re either 6’5″, 250 pounds, built like a tank, or they’re 5’10”, 195, with gymnastics and acrobatics that would make Cirque du Soleil envious.  Oh yeah, and a wrestler might or might not wear a mask. That being said, there are also wrestlers who can “get…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, December 7, 2019

So … I don’t know if this is significant or not, but I’m signifying it anyway. Last year, the wonderful website All Over Albany closed its doors.  Every Wednesday, they had a feature called “What’s Up in the Neighborhood,” where they listed the comings and goings of their bloggers. I liked All Over Albany.  I…

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“Hi, it’s Jeff from the Goldstein Auto Group, can you call me back please?”

God almighty, I hate cold calls from companies.  If I don’t recognize their phone number, I send them directly to voicemail. But earlier today, I received a phone call from “Jeff” at the Goldstein Auto Group, asking if I was aware that my car’s inspection was overdue and if I could bring it in to…

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Call for Art: The Thacher Park Annual Nature Art Show

Attention all artists in the Capital Region.  Have you ever painted a nature scene?  Have you ever captured that awesome photo of a bird in flight?  Have you taken something from the world outside and made it a gem inside? Here’s your chance to display it. The Thacher Nature Center at Thacher Park will host…

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Hey, the Patroons are getting a hype squad for next year!!

A great basketball team needs a dance team to compliment it. And next season, the Albany Patroons are acquiring a ready-built dance team – er, hype squad. Let me explain. In the Patroons’ first iteration (1982-1993), the team had a set of dedicated dancers who would perform choreographed routines during breaks in the basketball action. …

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So here’s a reason why you should learn about the Teskey Brothers …

My old bud from my college radio days, Jim McCaslin, forwarded me a website about an Australian rock band named the Teskey Brothers. Okay … interested … The Teskey Brothers were formed by brothers Sam and Josh Teskey in 2008, and they are a blues-rock group with several Oz hits.  They just recently won three…

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My first snowflake photo of the 2019-20 winter season

The snow arrived.  And it arrived in big sheets.  We have a veritable winter wonderland today. And while everyone else is racing to Stewart’s for toilet paper and beer … I’m making sure I have all my connections.  I want snowflake photos. Last year, it took a while for me to get all my settings…

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The trivia game that helped to beat cancer

I’ll admit it.  I haven’t played as much competitive team trivia as I did in years past.  With the exception of tournament games or a challenging “friendly” competition, I’ve reduced my weekly trivia night play. But when my friend Loretta – a member of the trivia team A Few Cards Short of a Deck –…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, November 30 2019

Last day of November.  Only a few weeks until Christmas.  And I’m sure you’ve taken care of your Black Friday shopping, handling Small Business Saturday purchases today, and then I think it’s Blue Monday in a couple of days.  How does it feel … to treat me like you do … 😀 Well, here’s my…

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