Green Island is the best place in the Capital District, and I’ll fight you if you say otherwise.

It’s Friday morning. The entire Capital District is blanketed with heaps of snow. Island residents have already been alerted – by e-mail, by phone and by text message – to move their cars off the city streets, so the cars can be towed. I’ve already parked Dracourage in one of the designated “safe spots” to…

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2020 Virtual Concert (watch it here!!)

So last night, instead of traveling all the way up into the Adirondacks to photograph the brilliantly-lit CP Holiday Train, I instead watched the concert from the comfort of a laptop computer, a comfy couch, and some Date Night comfort. This is good. Because Canadian Pacific runs the Holiday Train as both a Christmas tradition…

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Tulsi Gabbard is a useless TERF. Pass it on.

I have no use for Hawai’i State Representative Tulsi Gabbard. Her politics are so far away from the Democratic party, I would swear she probably has a red elephant tattooed on her bicep. Rep. Gabbard has recently announced her support of a new bill, H.R. 8932, also known as the “Protect Women’s Sports Act.” The…

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♫ ♪ Andrew Cuomo’s coming … to town. ♫ ♪

Political reporter and all-around good guy Jon Campbell posted a funny tweet yesterday. Seems that in the request by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s request to keep crowds small during this COVID-19 pandemic, including recommending that Thanksgiving dinners be limited to small gatherings of less than ten people, Campbell noted that someone had created a…

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Wendy Carlos doesn’t need THIS biography.

In the mid-1960’s, Esquire writer Gay Talese wrote the incredible profile, “Frank Sinatra has a Cold,” in which he crafted a massive cover story about the Chairman of the Board – without ever interviewing or speaking with him. Instead, Talese interviewed members of Sinatra’s entourage, as well as friends and acquaintances. It was considered a…

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The first rule of sock-puppetry. Remember who’s the sock puppet.

Dean Browning is the former Lehigh County (PA) Commissioner and an ardent Trumpian. He also uses Twitter. And in using Twitter, someone recently posted a response to his Twitter account that, well, might seem a bit weird. Wait. Dean Browning’s a black gay guy? With that Twitter photo? No. What Dean Browning’s been doing is…

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Vaccines do NOT have microchips in them. Stop saying that they do.

Do you know what vaccines do? They cure diseases. They eliminate viruses. Without vaccines, we would still deal with polio and smallpox. It is a vaccine that, somewhere down the road, will protect us from COVID-19. But there are people who still think that vaccines are bad. That vaccines cause autism. Or that a vaccine…

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Why I support Paul Tonko for re-election to NY-20 (and so should you!!)

In twelve years of blogging, I’ve only endorsed one local political race. That was in 2015, when Dan McCoy ran against Dan Egan for Albany County Executive, and I still remembered when Egan – who at the time was President of the Albany City School Board – shut down my high school, Harriet Gibbons High…

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