Donate to your food bank, get a Chuck Miller artwork! Help us get through COVID-19!!

These are the times that try our souls.  With the COVID-19 pandemic raging throughout the world, families are working from home, students are tele-learning from home, and those who live paycheck to paycheck are discovering their paycheck isn’t going as far as it once did.  They’re relying on food banks and other charitable organizations to…

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Can COVID-19 bring bipartisanship?

Liz Joy and I have known each other for a very long time, back when we were both bloggers for the Times Union.  She’s currently running for the Congressional seat currently held by Paul Tonko, and although her policies and my policies are different, I wish her the best of luck in her campaign. On…

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The COVID-19 finally hit home. Ugh.

So I was set for three back-to-back-to-back contests with the Albany Patroons this weekend at the Washington Avenue Armory. Then I received an e-mail yesterday afternoon. And my weekend plans just got mangled. Because of the increased coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, various organizations – colleges, sports leagues, even parades – have been forced to shut down…

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How to communicate with your Uber driver

I’m still on the mend from my ankle injury, so although I can actually have gig services take care of my laundry and my groceries, I still need to use a ride share to get from one place to the next. Yesterday, I had a unique experience while ride sharing. And by “unique,” I mean…

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My adventures with Price Chopper’s grocery delivery service

While I’m still on the mend from my broken ankle, I’ve tried to operate in a more self-sufficient manner.  Since I can’t use a laundromat, I’ve signed up with Best Cleaners, a laundry pick-up-and-drop-off service, to take care of my dirty clothes.  Since I can’t drive, I’ve learned to Uber here and there – at…

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A laundry service and the 40-day challenge

I’m still on the mend from a broken ankle and the subsequent surgery.  In that time, I’ve developed various survival skills and the like.  Delivery services for food, for example. But one thing I haven’t been able to work around has been laundry. When I moved to the Town and Village in 2010, my apartment…

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