The difference between fandom and stalking.

Cards up front. I enjoy watching professional wrestling. It’s a thing, I dig it. I also follow a few pro wrestlers on Twitter – Peyton Royce and Billie Kay from the WWE, Orange Cassidy from AEW. That’s how I roll. So yesterday, I saw this message on Peyton Royce’s Twitter feed. Aw, man. Here we…

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How to make your Grandma Betty have a major car accident on the VFW.

So for me to make this story work, I have to explain something. During summers, my Grandma Betty would come to Albany, pick me up, and let me spend the summer at her home in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. She lived in a little cape-style house on the corner of Willowdean Avenue and Courtney Road, just…

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2021 Thacher Park Nature Show CANCELLED, Trivia Bowl XVII POSTPONED

Apparently COVID-19 hasn’t stopped messing with our world yet. Some time ago, I mentioned that the Thacher Park Nature Show, in which artists can submit their photos and paintings and sculptures for a special gallery show at the Emma Treadwell Center at Thacher Park, would take place. That was until I received this notice. Hello…

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Bachelor Cooking: Australian Damper

Here’s what happens when you mishear things. During the day, while I’m working, I listen to an Australian oldies radio station, Gold MX in Albany, W.A. It’s mostly music with a few regional commercials. One of the commercials is for a scenic boat tour along the Kalgan River on the riverboat Kalgan Queen. Hey, if…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 30 2021

Some updates for you, especially for my fellow bloggers who used to blog on the TImes Union’s portal. The TU made it official; they’re shutting down their community blogging portal on Friday, February 5. Now if you were a community or independent blogger, and you wish to get your blog archives from the TU, contact…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for January 29, 2021

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 8:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Tonight’s edition of the Nightowl Radio Show is a dive into a history of sampled music. Time Artist Song 8:01 PM Big…

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Play with your $GME, but stay away from my $BB

By now you’ve heard of the new stock market game, where a series of Redditors have figured out how to game the market and battle against hedge funds to make themselves a sweet pile of cash. I’m already seeing it on my FB feed, where some of my friends have made some serious bank by…

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So long, Times Union blog farm. You were a golden goose, and the TU killed you.

Background. In 2009, I had a little independent Blogger blog – wrote a few posts here and there, nothing major. Well, apparently a few of my blogs caught the attention of Mike Huber, the person in charge of the Times Union’s cadre of staff and independent blogs. He asked if I wanted to join up…

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