So I watched the new Snowpiercer TV series yesterday… woah…

I never realized I needed to watch a post-apocalyptic science fiction dystopian drama until … well … now. Snowpiercer is based on the Bong Joon-Ho sci-fi movie from a few years ago, which in turn was inspired by a French graphic novel.  And from the show’s opening moments (which explains why everybody’s on a freezing…

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So now it will be a rail trail in the Adirondacks, rather than a rail road…

Last October, I mentioned news of a possible resurrection of railroad service that was the old Saratoga and North Creek Railroad.  There was a proposal by a California-based railroad company, United Rail, to take over the former SNCRR’s holdings and operate boutique train tours.  That never came to fruition. So now the next option seems…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 16, 2020

So you may have noticed that, over the past few weeks or so, some new blogs have appeared on my blogroll.  This happens from time to time – someone brings a blog to my attention, or I happen to notice that one of my FB friends or Twitter connections has a blog and there’s something…

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Aw, nuts. No Durham Fair this year. It’s okay. I understand.

I’ve had awesome success over the years at the Durham Fair in Durham, Connecticut.  In 2013, my splitfilm photo The AGFA Bridge Over Ansco Lake not only picked up a blue ribbon for first place, it won Best in Show in its category, my first-ever BOS award.  Over the years, I’ve claimed several blue silks…

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A Canadian Pacific Holiday Train show in the springtime for COVID-19 relief!!

Longtime readers of this blog will immediately know that for me, the holiday season culminates with me chasing the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train throughout New York State.  It brings me personal joy, from seeing the concerts provided at each train stop, to photographing the big, illuminated train as it winds its way through the Adirondacks.…

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The Jericho Drive-In will show movies starting this Friday!!

It seems like a million years ago.  But it was March of this year, when I wrote this blog post about whether drive-in movie theaters could operate, in a limited capacity, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for this idea.  As long as drive-in theaters can establish solid…

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The 42nd Annual Photo Regionals

Sweet lord, it’s that time of year again.  An opportunity to enter my best photos into the 2020 Capital District Photo Regionals, to put my work up against the best work of the best photographers in the area. Recap. After years of entering and failing and entering again and failing again … in 2014, my…

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I don’t care if it’s May 15, June 6 or the 12th of Never…

In New York, we are currently on a “Pause.”  That means non-essential businesses must have their employees work from home, and that some services and luxuries must remain closed – all to stop the spread of COVID-19b from person to person.  The most recent deadline, as set via executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo, was…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, May 9, 2020

Hey everybody, I hope you’re doing well through all of us.  And just like every third commercial on TV today, this blog is here for you.  And by “here for you,” that means that I will continue to post at least one blog per day, as I have done for the past nearly 11 years. …

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