Donald Trump, this is your America

I’ve been self-isolated in my home for the past three months, avoiding a malevolent, unstoppable virus that can destroy my lungs in days.  I watch on the news as our cities are being destroyed, while police and protestors fight each other with rocks and tear gas and rubber bullets and AR-15’s.  I watch as 40…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 30 2020

So … a few things. As you know, every Saturday I step aside from my blogging, and showcase the blogs and photos of those bloggers and photographers that populate my personal blogroll. However, this week I’ve removed a few people from that list.  And I have my reasons. First, if you haven’t updated your blog…

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So Chuck’s return to radio … it’s really happening.

Background.  During the current COVID-19 pandemic, my alma mater, Hamilton College, essentially shut down its physical campus.  Students were taught via teleconference, and Hamilton’s usual extracurricular activities were culled for the year. All except one.  The college radio station, WHCL, continued to operate.  And that’s mostly because it was able to have a combination of…

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Alignment, Miller … it’s all about alignment.

Yesterday, I uploaded my time-slice of the Jericho Drive-In Theater sign.  And I was happy with it.  And I went to bed. And this morning, I looked at it, and said to myself, “Self … you can do better than that.” Take a look at the picture. The vertical slices may be symmetrical to each…

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The Jericho Time-Slice Project

Over the years, I’ve wanted to get an awesome, iconic photo of the waycool Jericho Drive-In marquee.  But understand this.  Photographing a movie theater marquee isn’t just “show up, shoot, leave.”  Most often, the following happens: Either the marquee shows whatever movies were playing that night, immediately dating your photo; The theater has no movies…

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Entitlement and the Invasion of the Karens

My friend, talented comedian Jaye McBride, has taken to drawing caricatures during this pandemic.  And right now Jaye’s current run in a series of artworks describing the typical “Karen.” You know the type, right? pic.twitter.com/n6g0PuLYnM — Jaye McBride (@jayemcbride) May 24, 2020   pic.twitter.com/nOJL9tB5nB — Jaye McBride (@jayemcbride) May 23, 2020   pic.twitter.com/4XTDhHW7aj — Jaye…

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Bachelor Cooking: Breaded chicken with Miracle Whip

So in an effort to socially distance from everybody, and to keep myself from falling into the clutches of contacting the Colonel or the Sailor Man for fried chicken, I’ve been making my own chicken delicacies. So let’s start. You need: Boneless chicken breasts or thighs One box of Shake n’ Bake Miracle Whip salad…

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Hana Kimura and the pandemic of cyberbullying

Maybe you saw professional wrestler Hana Kimura in one of the Japanese puroresu shows in the past couple of years.  Perhaps you saw her in the recent Ring of Honor title tournament.  Or watched her in her many matches with the Stardom promotion. How good was she?  Check out this move.  It hurts just LOOKING…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 23, 2020

So, let’s get this Memorial Day weekend party started.  And after you’ve enjoyed that barbecued steak on your home grill, take a moment to remember those who have passed on.  Memorial Day is a time for remembrance.  Of keeping warm in your hearts those who have built your growth and plowed your pathway. Okay.  And…

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The “Three Word Movie” Game

I had fun yesterday on Facebook with a bit of a friend-participation game.  It’s a challenge, a fun challenge at that. Take any movie, and try to challenge people to identify it. But you’re only allowed to use three words to describe the movie. And, as a tougher challenge, you’re not allowed to use any…

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