7 and 7 on Saturday, December 8 2018

It’s Saturday morning, so it’s time to have that first cup of coffee, that first bowl of cornflakes, and your first glance at the blogs and podcasts and photographers I feel deserve your attention.  One day a week, I take a break and show my fellow bloggers and what they have on their minds. You…

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Albany Patroons announce 2018-2019 home schedule

Okay.  All is right with the world again.  The stars are properly aligned. Harmony and peace exists. Why do I say all these life-affrming things? Maybe it’s because I just got my mitts on the Albany Patroons’ home schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 TBL basketball season. Yep.  The Patroons are back. There’s a few changes…

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The BlackBerry Key3 false alarm and the RED HYDROGEN One pipe dream

If you know anything about me, you know that my cell phone of choice is a BlackBerry.  It’s been BlackBerry for most of my life, going all the way back to the old side scroll wheel and the monochrome LCD screen.  That’s how I roll.  And I kept going with BlackBerry ever since – all…

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City Lights is the greatest silent film ever made

It’s a film that took Charlie Chaplin three years to finish.  He replaced his leading actress midway through the film, then brought her back when he knew he couldn’t start the film over with a new actress. This film debuted four years after the release of the first successful talking picture, The Jazz Singer.  And…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, December 1, 2018

Okay, up and at ’em, rise and shine… Time to get this week’s recap of bloggers, photographers and podcasters – the ones that populate my blogroll – and show them some love on a Saturday. There’s a couple of new entrants on the blogroll, so I hope you enjoy their words and images. And we…

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K-Chuck Radio: I need a good Squeeze right now

True story.  My freshman year college roommate introduced me to the music of Squeeze.  He had a copy of the album Argybargy and played it to death.  I suppose when things like that happen, you end up appreciating the music … and, of course, over time you develop an affinity for the music of Squeeze.…

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My car lost its home town…

I’m not sure the exact day, but I do know the year – 2012 – when my Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” rolled out of its birthplace – a factory in Lordstown, Ohio.  This was my second car born at that plant; my 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt “The Blackbird” also was assembled at that facility. So yeah, the…

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