What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 12 2019

Good morning, good morning, it’s Saturday and that means I take this one day and turn it over from my words to the words of my fellow bloggers, podcasters and photographers.  This is a recap of the great blogs and writings from my blogroll for the past week, all condensed into one post for easy…

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It does look much better in metallic…

A few months ago, I was fortunate to photograph a rainbow as it stormed through the Capital District. Yeah, I know.  Rainbow 101.  Anybody can capture a rainbow. But I caught the rainbow with its bow connected to the Half Moon weather vane atop the SUNY Administration building (the old D&H building) in downtown Albany.…

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For the first time in 55 years…

It’s Tuesday night, and I’m recovering from my eye surgery.  Things are getting sharper and clearer.  I want to set up an appointment to see the Albany Patroons’ training camp, so that I can talk to the new players as part of my preparation for co-broadcasting the Patroons’ home games online. The director of the…

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The left eye surgery shock

Anybody who tells you that cataract surgery is stress free and routine – those people are full of beans. And I’ll explain why. Last week, in preparation for the surgery, I received a phone call from the surgery center.  “Everything’s all set, Mr. Miller, but please be aware that although you have health coverage, you…

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Goals for 2019… the “Chuck List”

So I have plans for 2019.  Obviously, one of those plans is to finish up my cataract surgery, which will happen today. And after the recovery from the surgery … I have goals for 2019. And those goals – my “Chuck List,” shall we say – include the following.  If I get these goals, then…

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The Replacing of Max Headroom

It arrived in the mail the other day.  And boy was I happy. Max Headroom returned to my life. Max Headroom was a science fiction hour long drama that created a futuristic society based on television and information.  The show mixed action, drama and satire into an amazing melange.  I taped the episodes on my…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 5 2019

Good morning everybody, it’s Saturday and it’s time to take a look at the great blogs, podcasts and photographs of my fellow bloggers, podcasters and photographers. As always, this is the one day per blogging week where I step aside and let you read the great works of others.  So let’s have at it, shall…

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K-Chuck Radio: Sail on, Captain…

He was a keyboard pioneer in rock music, as he brought synthesizers and electric pianos to AM pop radio.  His wife was an amazing singer whose voice paired well with his keyboards.  And whether they were singing Motown classics, Neil Sedaka tracks, or their own compositions, the Captain and Tennille were top 1970’s hitmakers. Daryl…

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