The true definition of “upstate”

There’s an old but wise statement in life.  “Everybody is entitled to their opinion … unless you disagree with me, in which case, you are wrong.” 😀 And because of this … we will now get into a spirited discussion in this blog on one of the most contentious topics a New York State resident…

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Mug shots are not dating opportunities

I enjoy the Two Buttons Deep website and podcast.  It’s fun, it’s irreverent, and there’s a good mix of sarcasm and snark going on with it. That’s why a post from last Monday kinda gave me a bad ache in the gut. And it reminded me of a similar post from three years ago that…

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Spambots offering driving tips and crappy rap lyrics

Every so often, I’ll go through the spam filter on this blog to make sure nothing that was a REAL comment gets caught in the filter.  It happens once in a while, I unspam the comment, it gets posted, all is well with the world. However, on occasion I will read what these spambots are…

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The Debut of Girl Gone Smart

Normally I would save news like this for Saturday’s “7 and 7” blogroll recap. Yeah… this is too good to keep silent until Saturday. Heather Fazio is a good friend of mine.  She’s a great writer, an astute blogger, and she speaks her mind no matter what the consequences. I can dig that. The problem…

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The new possible Boreas Ponds tract plan…

For the past two years, I’ve visited the breathtaking Boreas Ponds in the Adirondack Mountains.   I’ve hiked the 3 1/2 miles from the Gulf Brook Road parking through the old logging roads, past the LaBier Flow, through more logging roads and old hunting cabins … and then I see it.  That amazing view of the…

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Donald Trump and latrine politics

This is not normal.  Not by any circumstances. But the fact that national newscasters are quoting President Trump’s comments that describe the nation of Haiti and African nations, and quoting him as saying they are “shithole nations” – ugh. Let’s make this clear.  We should not be at the point where I have to hear…

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