“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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Twilight at the Root Glen

The semi-gauzy illumination of the morning fills the cloudy, chilly sky. And deep along the wooden walkways of a small arboretum on the campus of a Central New York private college, I’m hoping that the photos I take this early morning will soothe my troubled, fractured soul. I’m here on the campus of Hamilton College,…

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Dream Window 13: Carissima and Kodachrome

In July of 1981, I attended a five-week pre-freshman orientation program at Hamilton College.  Between that summer and the late spring of 1985, I was a college student at one of the “Little Ivies.”  There were days when I felt about as out of place as Willy Loman in a summer stock production of Spamalot;…

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UB40’s Labour of Love is an Album I Want to be Buried With

I want to tell you the story of how this album came to join the rest of the playlist that I wish to take with me to the next world. As a Hamilton College student in the early 1980’s, I was fortunate to spend my time with the campus radio station, WHCL.  During my time…

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