The “Ladies’ Entrance” sign on North Lake Avenue is gone.

Background. Last year, my friend Muse posed in front of the side entrance to a long-forgotten tavern in Albany’s Pine Hills neighborhood.  As you can see, this tavern once had a “Ladies’ Entrance” that allowed the fair sex to enter the tavern through the back door. Take that into consideration when you’re talking about far…

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Thoughts while wrapping film at 3 in the morning

I couldn’t sleep.  So I took a pack of old Kodak Instamatic 126 film into my dark room (which also doubles as my bathroom after midnight), cracked open the Instamatic cartridge, and rolled the film into some medium format backing paper.  I’ll use this for a future photo shoot, somewhere down the road. But while…

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Bobmill: The final story

Every time around this year, around Father’s Day, depression hits me.  I am reminded of how many of my friends are celebrating Father’s Day with their beloved fathers – or are posting memories on social media of their beloved fathers who have been called to Glory. I don’t have those memories.  My biological father, Robert…

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Why I support Kirsten Gillibrand for President (and so should you)!

We’ve got nearly two dozen men and women who have declared their intent to run for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020. And depending on your personal situation, depending on what you want for our future, you might feel that Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris or any of…

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Hating what you don’t understand

NOTE: Today’s blog post contains very coarse language and situations.  Reader discretion is advised. Even though I don’t have to protect this clown’s identity if I don’t want to … for the balance of this story, you will know him as Art.  Art was about three or four years older than me, and when I…

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