Chuck’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

I normally don’t do this.  My belief is that resolutions must be made upon one’s birthday, in that they will last longer afterward.  Most resolutions for New Year’s are made on January 1 and forgotten by January 3. This time, however, I’m going to put together some resolutions that are tied to certain dates, moments…

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#metoo – a guest post from Heather Fazio

My friend Heather Fazio is a longtime writer and blogger.  She writes both for the Times Union’s books blog and for her own personal blog. Today she wrote a very important and dedicated piece, a personal recovery from personal tragedy and pain and horror.  She posted it on her Times Union blog – only to…

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#metoo – a guest post by Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

My friend Fran Rossi Szpylczyn is a longtime writer and blogger.  She writes the very popular “There Will Be Bread” religious blog for the Times Union. . Today she wrote a very important and dedicated piece, a personal recovery from personal tragedy and pain and horror.  She posted it on her Times Union blog –…

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The skillsets, and how to avoid fear of them

Over the years, I’ve developed a series of hybrid crafting and building skills.  Not to the level where I could use them in hostage negotiations a la Liam Neeson, but you get my point. From the Dream Window projects, I’ve taught myself the fine art of cutting and trimming glass, as well as using glazing…

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How to handle being “unfriended” on Facebook

It will happen when you least expect it.  It will happen for reasons that may confuse you. And in this world of instant online gratification, you immediately think to yourself … “What the hell is going on?” Trust me, I’ve had it happen to me.  Many times.  More times than I care to admit or…

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