“Holy bats, Batman … that’s a bat, man!”

So I’m driving back from Syracuse last Monday, as part of the proverbial “Drive of Shame” (as I mentioned before, of the nine entries that I submitted to the New York State Fair, only two this year – Farrell in Aerochrome and Mittsu No Yuki – were rejected), and I thought about stopping by my…

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What DOES it take to get into college nowadays?

Spin the clock back to the spring of 1981.  My high school guidance counselor is helping me fill out college enrollment applications.  He knows I need to get out of Albany and away from my toxic home life. I also know that one of my beloved high school teachers, Bonnie Diefendorf (God rest her soul)…

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Carissima, bitches… Hamilton College advances to the Sweet 16! #backourblue

Back in the 1980’s, when I was a student at Hamilton College, we had one of the toughest men’s basketball teams in Division III.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to show off our skills in the Division III NCAA tournament, because we were in a conference called NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference),…

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“How do I know that you’re really Kelsey from Hamilton College?”

It’s that time of year – when the temperature drops, when the Christmas music plays on the radio, and my alma mater, Hamilton College, contacts me for financial donations. I’m used to this by now.  Hamilton never contacts me to ask about how I’m doing, they never contact me to say they liked one of…

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K-Chuck Radio: Another dive into my college radio days…

From 1981 to 1985, I spent most of my college time at the studios of our college station, WHCL.  88.7 FM on the left side of your dial, don’tcha know. On occasion, I’ve blogged about the myriad of records we played at that station, as we grew from a five-watt low-power station that nobody could…

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The Super Ultra Wide IRIX lens

In order to prepare for my summertime super-shot photo in the Adirondacks, I needed a lens that possessed a wider angle than was previously in my arsenal.   Right now, my widest camera lens is a Vivitar 19mm f/3.8, which is an amazing workhorse camera lens – but I not only needed a wider lens, I…

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“Er… Um… Like… Er… Um… Like…”

Recently, I’ve chronicled my battles with telemarketers and cold-callers and spambots.  I’ve added a recording application to my BlackBerry PRIV cell phone (have I mentioned how much I love this cell phone?), and I’ve decided that if anybody’s going to bug me for money… they’re up for fair game. So last night, when I received…

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The Hamilton College “Movement” and my thoughts on same

College students often are part of the chronicles of change.  They march.  They protest.  They remove social errors and bring forward their own belief in a better world. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js In my time at Hamilton College, we students helped to bring around a change for the college.  At the time, Hamilton was one of many colleges…

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Thoughts while driving to Syracuse

By the time you read this, I’ll be on the road with a precious cargo – six of my best photographic artworks – for “Drop-Off Day” at the New York State Fair.  This seems to be part of an all-encompassing “drop-off-3-day-weekend” with my three entries for the Big E shipped yesterday, and my four (5)…

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