It only took 45 minutes or so…

I recently purchased a secondhand sewing machine for future art projects. Yep, here it is. After much detective work, I found out that my sewing machine is a Singer Merritt 2502C, an introductory standard model. Now I’m sure that a sewing machine expert can look at this thing and determine everything on it.  Me ……

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The video Rex Smith doesn’t want you to see…

So somebody alerted me to this.  I’m not really sure how to react.  But I feel that after what has happened in my past … I need to share this with all of you. There’s something that Rex Smith made back in the late 1970’s.  And it’s now available on YouTube.  Boy, I hope Rex…

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An upcoming auction where you can buy your own recording studio…

There’s an upcoming national auction in mid-April that offers various coin-operated arcade games, trade stimulators, vintage slot machines and other coin-operated memorabilia.  A link to the catalog is here. And while there are plenty of treasures from this auction that I would LOVE to have in my collection, one of the most fascinating pieces available…

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Suddenly that sandwich doesn’t seem as tasty…

I love fish fry sandwiches.  Whether it’s made of haddock or cusk or cod, whether it came from Bob & Ron’s (God rest its soul) or Ted’s (very tasty), I enjoy that tasty, flaky, sweet meal.  I do. So when I saw that a local restaurant had a Friday fish special sandwich, I was intrigued.…

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He finished the race, didn’t he? That makes him a winner too!

I may never understand how dog shows work – I know they’re looking for breeding standards and obedience and all that – but there’s one part of a dog show that I completely get.  That’s when a dog competes in an agility race. You’ve seen these.  The dog will jump over some fences, he’ll run…

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The Photocopier named “Monica Lewinsky”

My Facebook friend Katie works at Spotlight Newspapers, and she’s doing a decent job there. Recently, though, she posted a Facebook message that had me laughing off my chair. Let me explain. At some point in time, Katie named all the photocopiers in her office.  This way, she could direct which photocopier was the best…

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The Mail Pouch Barn Latched Hook Project

Over the years, I’ve taken more than a few pictures of the Mail Pouch Barn in Dutchess County, New York.  I’ve tried capturing it in black and white.  I’ve tried capturing it in infrared.  I’ve tried capturing it in an ultrawide shot. Nothing seemed to scream at me, “Chuck, this is the photo, enter it…

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Sending Utica Club to my Reddit Secret Santa giftie…

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the social media site reddit for years.  At times, reddit can be a fantastic resource for information and communication; at other times, it can be a place for harassment, impersonation, cyber-bullying and vulgarity.  I’ve seen both sides of it.  Trust me. That being said, every year I participate in…

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Equinox Thanksgiving Turkey Day Deliveries, 2018 Edition

Thursday morning.  Up and at ’em, it’s delivery day. For on this blessed occasion, we get up – load our cars with dinners – and take them to families throughout the Capital District so that they too might enjoy the holiday season. The Equinox Thanksgiving Day tradition.  It’s something I enjoy doing every year.  And…

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