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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What happened to Jaye McBride could have happened to any of us

I met Jaye McBride through the Times Union blogfarm several years ago.  We’ve remained Facebook friends, and I’ve been very thrilled at her rise through the standup comedy ranks. Jaye McBride has appeared on Comedy Central and has been showcased in several rising star comedy shows.  And she’s a tireless worker for the rights of…

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This is why you don’t let ANYBODY name your arena for you

I understand why baseball stadia and sports arenas have corporate names attached to them.  These corporate sponsors are paying millions of dollars to be the arena’s official name, which means that their product’s name will be advertised on every ticket sold at that arena, it will appear in advertising for concerts and for sporting events…

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That commercial comparing AOC to the Khmer Rouge is reprehensible

I don’t even want to link to this advertisement, it’s just straight-up reprehensible. The advertisement, which ran during last night’s Democratic debate, began with an image of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being set on fire … and the burning embers transitioning into a photo of skeletons and murdered bodies from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge. We then get…

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You have to know your worth – and defend it.

So over the weekend, I found out that my friend John quit his position with a company.  He had worked with the company for a couple of years, he worked very hard and was very diligent and was very supportive of the company.  Then, one day, he asked the company’s shareholders – for whom he…

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I guess the pandas are going back to China…

Apparently this trade war between the United States and China is heating up.  No, let me rephrase that.  It’s going to flamethrower mode. And now it’s possible that China may hit the United States right in the cuteness category. They could be recalling their pandas from America’s zoos. And you’re saying to yourself … what’s…

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