Ron DeSantis is a kidnapper.

Two of the most vile, repulsive acts against humans in this nation’s history occurred at the hands of demagogues who treated others with insidious disregard for human compassion. In the early 19th century, five Southeaster Native American tribes were forcibly evicted from their homeland and relocated to the Midwest, in the genocide known as the…

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My first AEW Dynamite / Rampage live event …

The last time I went to a pro wrestling live event was, oh, I don’t know, many years ago. I think the Albany arena that hosted it was called the Pepsi Arena back then. I think it was a Monday Night Raw taping, back when Raw was only an hour long and they taped four…

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The International Photography Exhibit’s press release (with four Chuck Miller photos in it)

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m completely over the moon that four of my photos – Washington County 2:30 a.m., Five Tickets to Ride Day and Night, The Three-Two Pitch and We Serve Wayward Strangers – have been accepted as part of the New Jersey Photography Forum’s International Photography Exhibit, to be held this…

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My Durham Fair 2022 entries are …

The Durham Fair photo competition is my final in the five-spoke “Competition Season” run. And I’ve definitely had some success this year, but Durham has always held a good spot for me. I’m usually limited to three entries per year at Durham; however, this season, Durham will offer a fourth entry in a themed category.…

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Do I have the entire Canadian Pacific Holiday Train pin set? Maybe…

As you can imagine, I’m getting psyched up for the possible return of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it charges through New York in late November. The train did not travel through the Empire State (or anywhere) during 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so hopefully things have improved to the point…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, September 10 2022

Good morning, my wonderful blog readers. Just checking in to make sure you’re having a great morning, and if you want to start off that morning by enjoying the blogs and photos and commentary from the good folks on my personal blogroll, that would be fine. I should note that you might not find your…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for September 9, 2022

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 7:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight I took a bunch of familiar rock and pop songs, and re-processed them as “Out of Phase Stereo” editions. In “Out…

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The Bel Esprit Project

Liz Finegan was a classmate of mine at Hamilton College. We didn’t travel in the same social circles, but I always knew her as a very nice and intelligent person. If you’re a women’s soccer fan, you would know Liz Finegan’s daughter Emily Menges, one of the top defenders in the National Women’s Soccer League…

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I prefer my chicken without homophobia, and on Sundays.

I knew it would arrive at some point. The Capital District has suffered from generification for decades – when the locals go crazy for the first appearance of a national chain store or restaurant at the expense of local product. I still remember the crazy-long lines along Route 7 in Latham when the first Sonic…

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