The cleanout chemicals tasted like feet.

So, a while back I blogged about not being worried about getting a colonostomy. I thought everything would go well. Operative word – thought. Never “think” things will go well. Because prior to a colonoscopy, you need to do what’s generally known as “prep.” Prep involves adjusting your diet for about a week, and then…

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So I guess I’m not going to White Plains after all.

All right, March 29th, going to motor on down to White Plains for my first COVID-19 vaccine shot. And yeah, I’m kinda stoked. I need a short-sleeve shirt, so I’m deciding which Albany Patroons T-shirt I’m wearing for that day. Gotta represent the 518, don’tcha know. Then I received a call from my primary care…

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March 29 – a reason to visit White Plains.

I was officially eligible for an appointment on February 15, so I checked the website like I was scouring for Taylor Swift front-row tickets at SPAC. There were several options at the time, but I wasn’t having much success. The Albany site was booked up to the moon, no appointments were available. Ditto in Utica.…

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Let’s battle food insecurity together this year.

Let’s get something straight. I’ve written several blogs about “Bachelor Cooking,” where I try to cook or boil or microwave some edible foodstuff. And we all have a good laugh (you know, every time my recipe says to use Kosher salt, but I never use it). Then it’s on to the next blog. Well, for…

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COVID-19’s getting too close for my comfort.

Before I start today’s blog, please do me this small favor and wear a mask, socially distance, use hand sanitizer, and get the vaccine as quickly as you possibly can. COVID-19 is the modern equivalent of Russian Roulette. Okay. I’m seeing too many of these stories on my Facebook feed, from too many of my…

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Walking away from a new camera purchase.

It was available and it was tempting. Very tempting. I had an opportunity to purchase a Mamiya medium format Universal Press camera, which would have allowed me to use 120 rollfilm with the same feel as if I was shooting with 35mm film. And it also came with removable backs, which meant I could load…

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L.L. Bean is now off my personal “do not shop” list.

It took four years and a Presidential election, but I have finally ended my L.L. Bean boycott. This blog post explains why I initially went on such a boycott. But in a nutshell, one of the Bean family members donated a ton of money to Donald Trump’s election SuperPAC, and Trump used his Twitter feed…

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