It only took 45 minutes or so…

I recently purchased a secondhand sewing machine for future art projects. Yep, here it is. After much detective work, I found out that my sewing machine is a Singer Merritt 2502C, an introductory standard model. Now I’m sure that a sewing machine expert can look at this thing and determine everything on it.  Me ……

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Herrschners – how was your customer service to me?

As you know, I do NOT operate on the theory of “just good enough.” And while I’m working on an art project for Competition Season 2019, I don’t want anything delaying my progress. I shall explain. I’m currently working on the second of two latch hook rug projects.  The first one, which you see on…

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Do not mess with Katie Porter. EVER.

Currently, the House of Representatives has some amazing new members who have, for lack of a better term, shaken up the old guard.  Of course you know many of them – Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar – and, of course, these brilliant members of Congress have been lightning rods for the…

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House of Stairs – the most mind-bending YA novel I’ve ever read

So here’s the plotline.  Five young men and women – all orphaned – wake up in a room unlike any other.  Staircases that go long distances to nowhere.  And a red food machine that will only dispense nutrients if the teenagers perform specific gestures. Forget Hunger Games or Twilight or any of the other dystopian…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 13 2019

Good morning my wonderful blog readers.  It’s good to see you once again. And you know how Saturdays work – I take Saturday and turn my blog over to a blog recap of those writers and bloggers and photographers who make up my blogroll.  I hope you enjoy them and I hope you give them…

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How to achieve the bucket list, courtesy of the Albany Patroons

The best way for me to explain today’s post is that yeah, I could go to an Albany Patroons game and watch to see who scores more – the Patroons or the other team. I could do that any day there’s a game. But the truth is … being involved with the Patroons for these…

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Thank you Greg Haymes. And thank you Sarge Blotto.

These are my memories of Greg Haymes.  You might know him as Sarge Blotto.  I want to share my memories with you today. It’s 1980 and I’m living in a very toxic home life.  One of my few escapes was listening to the local top 40 radio stations.  And for some unexplained reason … the…

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K-Chuck Radio: Thou Shalt Not Cover the Beatles (if you don’t know what you’re doing)

A while back, I did a K-Chuck Radio segment on artists who had NO BUSINESS WHATSOEVER trying to cover Motown songs. So let’s go back to that well… And see who would DARE attempt to try to cover songs from the Beatles catalog. First off, it’s difficult enough to cover the Beatles and to do…

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