I see your sea shanty and I raise you a Danceteria.

Apparently the big kick on social media right now is a sea shanty called “Wellerman,” a song about a New Zealand whaling vessel. Of late, the song has received newfound appreciation as performers like Nathan Evans have turned this song into a TikTok sensation. Now, of course, with all the “Bernie Sanders and his Mittens”…

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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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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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