That’s not the “double vision” I mean…

So I recently finished up my cataract surgery.  My eyes are healing reasonably well, and I should receive my new progressive lenses from my ophthalmologist in about a week.  Until then, I’m using drugstore magnifying specs to get through my day – at least for close-up work.  Distance viewing is fine. Which is why, last…

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Winter weather brings stupid, unsafe drivers

My morning routine involves waking up (yawn), writing this blog, taking a shower, getting dressed, making breakfast, and then driving from the Town and Village to Downtown Albany.  That’s a short ten to fifteen minute drive, depending on traffic, along Interstate 787. Yesterday, we had the first significant snowfall in the area, and my 15-minute…

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Well, they can’t say I didn’t warn them…

So … let me recap. Last year, after the Times Union and I parted ways, they started soliciting me to get a subscription to their newspaper.  You know, the “two questions on a meaningless survey and you get thirteen free Sunday issues with a hidden caveat to have your name secretly signed up for a…

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I warned you, you filthy credit card scammers…

What did I recently say?  If you scammers, telemarketers and swindlers continue to cold call me and try to steal my money, I’m going to clown you in my blog.  And I’m going to record the clowning so that EVERYONE can hear how stupid you are. Case in point. “Chad” from “Credit Bureau” called me…

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“You mean you’re not from the DMV?”

Oh, you wacky telemarketers, robocallers and scam artists.  You don’t get the hint, do you? I’ve gotten tired of playing around with these clowns who call my phone at all hours of the day and night, trying to swindle me out of my hard-earned money. I’ve already programmed many of the repeat callers to automatically…

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Dissenting opinions not allowed at Big Hearst

There have been recent protests in Albany by the Poor People’s Campaign.  These protests, which have disrupted traffic in the downtown Albany area, are designed as a non-violent alert to the systemic problems of racism and police brutality and pay inequality.  Noble effort, to be sure. The City of Albany sent the organizers of the…

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The difference between wings and tenders

Last night, I played trivia at Rivers Casino.  Of late, trivia has been a bit of a struggle – the game was cancelled last week due to a casino poker tournament (but not before most of the trivia teams showed up, not knowing that trivia was cancelled that night), and I’m still getting used to…

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