Ladies and Gentlemen … Collarworld, the novel

I have to thank Shane Howard of the rock band Goanna for motivating me towards this project. First off, for those who don’t read my blog on a regular basis, the Oz rock band Goanna had a major hit in 1981 with the anthem “Solid Rock,” a track about the sacred heart of the Australian…

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How you can help to heal Australia

If you want to see what climate change and global warming is doing in our lifetime, look no further than to the wildfires that are destroying Australia right now. Make no mistake.  There are hundreds of fires that are destroying Australia’s forests.  The fires are slaughtering millions of native animals.  Over one-third of the koala…

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A new blogging avenue for Chuck the Writer

Perhaps you remember the late, lamented blog portal Deadspin.  It was an irreverent yet massively popular blog portal, a place where sports fans and sports writers would congregate and discuss and snark and gripe and enjoy themselves. A few months ago, the venture capitalist who purchased Deadspin and its sister media portals, issued a “stick…

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Chuck’s Best Blog Posts of 2019

It is that time once again … a time to recap all the adventures from 2019.  The good … the bad … the strong … the tough … the ones that are essentially Chuck. Before I recap … thank you, my blog readers, for visiting my page every day.  I don’t know if I’ve entertained…

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The Donation at Operation Gratitude

Yes, I made a last-minute run to Crossgates Mall yesterday, for the specific purpose of buying some last-minute Christmas gifts.  Don’t judge me, I’m sure there are some of you who are waiting until tomorrow to get your shopping done. That being said, during my run from store to store, I passed by a charity…

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So I donated to Goose Hill Good Finds …

I know why I bought the sewing machine.  I don’t know why I haven’t used the sewing machine in a while. But I know that if I don’t use this sewing machine, someone else should. A few months ago, I purchased a second-hand sewing machine with the idea of getting into quilting.  What I discovered…

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The possible return of railroading in the Adirondacks??

For a short time, I tried capturing the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad’s crossing over the Sacandaga River.  This was my best shot at capturing that iconic image of a train as it chugs over the trestle. It was a nice picture, and I had hoped to improve on it. Unfortunately, by the next year,…

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Sara Rivest: how she handles uncouth people

I don’t know Sara Rivest – I do know her father, Michael Rivest, an expert on professional prizefighting who used to blog in the Times Union blogfarm.  Sara Rivest is a reporter with a television station in Kentucky. Here’s an example of her work as a television journalist. She is currently a reporter for WAVE,…

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