A revitalization at the Root Glen

Last Monday was Veteran’s Day, the day when we celebrate those who served.  But for me, I was the one that needed a recalibration of my soul.  I was in a very dark place, both mentally and emotionally. For me, that means only one place.  One place to be by myself, to scream and cry…

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The end of the climb

Imagine, if you will, someone visiting the sacred flame at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, and then the visitor pulls out some graham crackers and marshmallows to make some s’mores over the open flame.  That would be disgusting and offensive. Imagine, if you will, someone visiting the Sistine Chapel –…

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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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