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February 17, 2017

The world is going crazy certifiably insane Greed and evil on the increase Common Sense is on the wane. There’s a man abusing power Setting demons up as demi-gods I’m losing faith this world of ours Can survive long against … Continue reading

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Good Bye 2016

The last day of another year. As we head int 2017, I try to gather my thoughts into some semblance of organized coherence. It’s not easy. The ups and downs of 2016 have on occasion left me dizzy. The hopes … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2016

Yeah, I’m a day early. Blame it on Cohoes High School. And the Middle School.. Or at least the band and choruses. Last year, my daughter had a thought about a patriotic concert in honor of vets. It didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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Waterford Tugboat Roundup

And another family tradition in the can for this year! The annual Tugboat Roundup at Lock 2 in Waterford, NY, is always a good day. I swear there were more boats this year than last. We missed the Farmer’s Market … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

On Monday, Mom, the Kidling, Hubs and I will be at Saratoga National Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day event. That’s what it’s all about: remembering those who served and are no longer here. Especially those who died in battle, … Continue reading

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Bless Our Vets

When my daughter arrived with her grandmother to pick me up from work today, she couldn’t wait to tell me about English class today. They had a substitute teacher, and the man happens to be a Vietnam Vet. Considering they … Continue reading

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Remember

Tomorrow, it will be 14 years. 14 years since the towers fell. Since that Pennsylvania field. Since the attack on the Pentagon. The children left without a parent on that day are now young adults. Even those who were born … Continue reading

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