A revitalization at the Root Glen

Last Monday was Veteran’s Day, the day when we celebrate those who served.  But for me, I was the one that needed a recalibration of my soul.  I was in a very dark place, both mentally and emotionally. For me, that means only one place.  One place to be by myself, to scream and cry…

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That’s not how you earn a tip, Hooters …

I get it.  Restaurant workers earn tips for their hard work.  And if someone works hard and brings you your food, you should tip them.  How much you tip them is your choice, of course. Then again, this happened yesterday on my way home. I really didn’t feel like cooking – actually, lately I haven’t…

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Why baseball-themed dramas and comedies fail every time

There was a recent news article about plans to create a comedy-drama based on the 1980’s film A League of Their Own, the film about the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League of the 1940’s-50’s. The thing is, if it does go to series, and if it lasts longer than 13 episodes, it may be the…

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K-Chuck Radio: When someone sings Tom Waits’ tracks …

Tom Waits is a songwriting genius.  His tracks have been covered by artists from nearly every musical genre, and his music has become the fabric of pain and heartache and solace for decades. What’s amazing about his songs is that every one of them sounds perfect for the artist who covered them.  They sound like…

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The RCA Victor Record Brushes of New Scotland Avenue

I spent yesterday cleaning up and tossing out things.  And in my “cleaning up and tossing out” endeavors, I came across some local Albany artifacts. Wanna see? These are record brushes.  They were used by electronics stores and audio stores to sweep dust and dirt from phonograph records.  They were branded for various companies, and…

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The Return of WPTR (for reals this time!!)

Did my eyes deceive me? If my eyes were deceiving me, my camera wasn’t. This was what I saw yesterday at the Rotterdam mall – a full-flung studio with big “WPTR” letters over the entrance. Holy crap.  It’s back. And it’s back at – wait, at 1240 AM?  The old 3WD frequency?  And an additional…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, November 9 2019

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers.  Hope you’re doing well today, I’ve got a big day planned myself so let’s get right to the recap.  As always, these are the recent posts and photos and actions by the blogs on my personal blogroll – each Saturday I step away from my comments and share theirs…

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So I’m buying Disney+ … God help me …

I do this more than I should.  I hold out on getting involved with any new streaming video service, unless there’s something it has that I won’t find anywhere else.  Case in point – I signed up for the HBO NOW streaming service because I didn’t want to have to pay for additional bundles from…

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The results of Work of Art 2019

So after four ribbons, three of them blue – it’s time to see if my macro photograph After the Rain can hold its own in a full gallery show. And last night … it had its chance, as one of 35 artworks in the 2019 Work of Art gallery fundraiser for the Albany Institute of…

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Night of the Simian as a fundraising limited edition print #BecauseHamilton

I graduated from Hamilton College in 1985.  I will participate in my 35th reunion this upcoming June. But before that … I want to make my fellow Class of 1985’ers a special offer and challenge. Let me explain. On Friday, November 15, there will be a major college fundraising initiative, which the college is branding…

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