Pray tell, what be this La Croix nectar you served to me?

My friend Laurie is a driver for various shopping centers; you place an order, she gets it and brings it to you. Well, recently, she posted that there was an available run of a brand of sparkling water that I had never previously known existed. Something called La Croix sparkling water. She had purchased a…

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Nigella Lawson can call it whatever she wants.

A couple of days ago, TV chef Nigella Lawson was demonstrating one of her new recipes for one of her new TV shows, when she discussed the procedure she used to warm her milk. Yep, she called it the MEE-cro-wah-vay. And Twitter went nuts. Oh, sweet Lord, does Nigella Lawson not know what a microwave…

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My Thanksgiving drive for Equinox, 2020 (part 2)

Yep, I scheduled myself to drive a second day for Equinox. Just because I can, and it’s the holiday season. First off, I had to fill the gas tank. It wasn’t empty, mind you, but I do like to have my car with a full tank on turkey delivery day. As I filled my Chevrolet…

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My Thanksgiving Drive for Equinox, 2020 Edition (Pt. 1)

COVID-19 has changed and cancelled so much of my enjoyment this year, that I was worried I would lose the opportunity to drive turkey dinners to various locations as part of the Equinox Thanksgiving Day turkey delivery charity event. Normally, I drive to a specific location in downtown Albany, I wait until my car is…

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Lynda Carter and Anand Giridharadas both walk into a room…

So I had an interesting day yesterday. By a sheer stroke of good luck and good fortune, I was able to communicate – albeit briefly – with one of my favorite TV stars from the past, and a writer whose work I currently enjoy reading. Let’s start with the actress. As you can imagine, being…

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At least there will be a Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Concert this year.

For the past twenty years, Canadian Pacific has operated its Holiday Train across North America, bringing Christmas cheer and joy and holiday music to its communities, while in turn raising millions of dollars and tons of food for local food banks and pantries. And for the past three years, I’ve chased the train as it…

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So now I shall make drive-in speakers for my home computer

I’ve been having lots of fun with this drive-in speaker restoration concept, where I take old vintage aluminum drive-in speakers, restore the interior guts, repaint the exterior chassis, and either put them up for auction or use them in my personal life. Such begins my next project. Someone in Australia had a matched set of…

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Empire State Plaza fireworks, 2020 Edition

So I’m submitting this awesome 2020 fireworks photo from the Empire State Plaza’s 4th of July celebration. And you’re looking at me as if I grew a second head.  “Chuck Miller, don’t bullshit your readers,” you say to me.  “Everybody knows that the Empire State Plaza 4th of July festivities were cancelled this year, due…

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Would you like some tomateos with your luttuce?

It’s morning in America, and I’m pissed off at my local Speedway gas station. Last Monday morning, I pumped some gas – no problem there – and then went inside to purchase some items; a couple of cans of Red Bull, some chips, and a slice of their breakfast pizza – which, by the way,…

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