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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Chuck’s Best Blog Moments of 2017

Well, wasn’t THIS an interesting year? With new directions and new achievements and new everything, 2017 was a year for my blog like none before. So let’s recap ten moments – great and challenging – from this year in blogging, shall we? And let’s start with…

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He picked for small crumbs on Christmas Day…

The snow came down in big, clumpy, freezing torrents.  Christmas morning.  And he was outside, with no home, no family, no gifts, no compassion, no nothing. He looked around.  Christmas was everywhere … festive lights strung on house porches, loads of parked cars in front of family dwellings, the sounds of children laughing and cheering,…

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Ringo Starr does NOT support Roy Moore’s campaign

Every time I think that people can’t be any stupider … nature proves me wrong. And when I find out that part of the nature involves the word “Breitbart” – well, you tell me. Yesterday, Breitbart editor Joel Pollak was interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo about the Alabama senatorial campaign between Democratic nominee Doug Jones…

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