Dissenting opinions not allowed at Big Hearst

There have been recent protests in Albany by the Poor People’s Campaign.  These protests, which have disrupted traffic in the downtown Albany area, are designed as a non-violent alert to the systemic problems of racism and police brutality and pay inequality.  Noble effort, to be sure. The City of Albany sent the organizers of the…

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K-Chuck Radio: The many rains of Africa

I’ve done these “interpretation” K-Chuck Radio blog posts before – different interpretations of pop chestnuts like Smash Mouth’s “All Star” or the re-interpretations of the “Steamed Hams” mini-episode of The Simpsons. So for today, I bring you this classic 1983 yacht-rock #1 song by the studio band Toto. No, it’s not “Hold the Line” or…

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Bachelor Cooking: Pork Chops with Mushrooms

It’s easy to presume that, as a bachelor, I would live on a “royal” diet – Burger King, Dairy Queen, ha ha – but recently I picked up a cookbook from the “Pioneer Woman,” Ree Drummond, that offers simple recipes that anybody can enjoy. Okay, I’ll gamble and try this out. The first recipe I…

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Barn Versus Weeds, Parabola and other returning subjects

As you’ve recently discovered, I’m currently on a color infrared film kick.  I’ve packed my Rolleiflex Automat MX camera with infrared print film (and slide film) and taken it for various walks around upstate New York. And this time, I’ve decided to go back to previous photographed subjects … and give them another snap, just…

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7 and 7 on Saturday, June 9, 2018

I hope you’re enjoying this warm weekend and have lots of plans to enjoy it.  We all need good weekends like this, don’tcha think? And the best way to start the weekend is to check out some of the blogs and podcasts from the people whom I’m proud to say are part of my personal…

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The Grave of William Smith

I never really knew this cemetery existed. Honest. But apparently this gravesite, tucked into the woods at the intersection of Spier Falls Road and Locust Grove Road in Corinth, still holds a few souls at rest. This website lists all the known cemeteries and graveyards in the Greenfield / Corinth / Porter Corners area in…

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Why you don’t say what you shouldn’t say…

There’s a tremendously sinister wave in our world.  It’s the shaming wave.  It’s the superiority complex wave.  It’s the “I’m better than you and you need to listen to me because I’m right and you’re wrong” wave. Ugh. Think about this.  Think about the time you saw someone or heard about someone’s background, and already…

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So I got the results from the San Francisco Bay show … and …

Here we go.  Competition Season 2018 results. Earlier this year, I entered ten images – some classics, some new pictures – in the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography “Call for Art” event.  Four years ago, my image of a stretched-out pitcher, The Three-Two Pitch, claimed a silver award in the show. Here’s the ten…

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A horse with a big brass set of stones…

I swear, this never gets old.  Someone tries to submit a horse name for registration.  In order to register a horse name, the name must be submitted with an organization called The Jockey Club.  The name must be no longer than 18 letters (with spaces), and must not contain profanity, slander, or something that would…

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