So there’s supposed to be an April Fool’s Day post here…

I had an April Fool’s Day post scheduled for today.  I really did.  I worked on it for weeks. And to be honest, it was a masterpiece. Yesterday … I shelved it.  Maybe I’ll re-run it in 2021, maybe I’ll delete it from my incomplete blog pile. COVID-19 has claimed another bastion of normalcy. Background. …

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K-Chuck Radio: The Hits of Apryll Aileen

I knew Apryll Aileen from way back in the day.  During the years when I worked with the Premier Basketball League, and later with the National Basketball League of Canada, Apryll was an employee with the Saint John (N.B.) Mill Rats.  She worked very hard for the team, and always had a big smile for…

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Columbia outerwear si, Hobby Lobby no

When this world gets back to normal … I’m going to resume my art and craft and hobby excursions.  I need to. And when I want my artwork framed, I’ll go to Arlene’s Art Supplies on Fuller Road.  Or I’ll use JoAnn Fabric at the old Northway Mall.  Or I’ll frequent one of the two…

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Well, at least there’s trivia…

Thanks to COVID-19, so many things are out of my life for the moment. But surprisingly, there’s one thing that has returned. Competitive team trivia. I shall explain. Kevin Baker and the Trivia Nights Live team have put together an online version of their popular trivia game, and teams from all over America can play…

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And off go my entries to the 2020 3D Photography Competition…

Deadline came up quickly.  But between all my various setbacks this year, I’m still harboring a desire to compete in Competition Season 2020, no matter what or where that “competition season” might entail. And right off the bat, I’ve finally decided on my entries for the 2020 International 3D Stereo Photo Contest in Vienna, Austria. …

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, March 28, 2020

The tough part of trying to remain positive in this time of COVID-19 is to keep smiling when everything else is falling down.  So hopefully with today’s roundup of blog posts and photos from the great people on my blogroll today, we can keep our spirits up together. Personally, I’m still self-insulating in an effort…

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An empty glass full of water

There is the old Zen koan about a drinking glass that contains half of its internal volume in water.  Is the glass half-empty?  Is it half-full? Sometimes, there are days when that glass could be filled to overflowing, and I’d still swear it was empty. And this is something that, even at 56 years of…

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K-Chuck Radio: The Evolution of Manu Dibango and Soul Makossa

Manu Dibango passed away yesterday from complications from COVID-19.  He was 86.  He lived a long life and he was a beloved musician. And he will always be known for one of the funkiest world hits of the 1970’s, “Soul Makossa.” Dibango originally recorded the song as a tribute to the success of his native…

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