Goals for 2019… the “Chuck List”

So I have plans for 2019.  Obviously, one of those plans is to finish up my cataract surgery, which will happen today. And after the recovery from the surgery … I have goals for 2019. And those goals – my “Chuck List,” shall we say – include the following.  If I get these goals, then…

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Chuck’s Best Blog Moments of 2018

Wow.  What a year. There were new adventures in my life, new accomplishments, new challenges and new goals.  And as we reach the final day of 2018, I wanted to look back on my year of blogging and review what my blog has accomplished. And the ten biggest stories – including stories that have spanned…

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Thanks for all the good things, All Over Albany

It was ten years ago – way back when my blog was hosted on a do-it-yourself blogspot.com blogging platform – that I first met Greg Dahlmann and Mary Darcy.  They were the operators of a Capital District-themed news and information website, All Over Albany.  Both were friendly and encouraging, and they hosted my blog on…

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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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