It's been a rough couple of weeks for those of us who like to exercise outdoors. I mean, 5 degrees on the plus side just doesn't beckon to me, especially when the skies are grey and the wind is kicking up. After nearly a week without a run, I finally got out last Saturday during … Continue reading Yaktrax and making tracks
I was lucky enough to shoot photos at two related events this past weekend in downtown Albany. In case you are one of the few residents of the Capital District who I didn't run into (and have been living under a rock), this weekend was the 5th annual Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts, … Continue reading Reflections after 2 days of being Wined and Dined
For more than 10 years, we’ve been an item. I've used 4 of your facilities in the Capital District, but my usual spot was the Greenbush branch. There had been a time when I frequented the Bethlehem location in the mornings, but since you cancelled the two classes for which I was willing to wake … Continue reading Y, we’re breaking up
I've been stressing about getting a puppy. There were the usual considerations, of course. When? What type of puppy? From where? Added to my dilemma was the criticism I received from a number of my friends on Facebook. Apparently, wanting a dog from a breeder rather than rescuing a dog from a shelter makes me … Continue reading How much is that doggie in the window?
My third-grader came home from school a few weeks back with a math project assignment. My His task was to consider and solve a "real world” math problem. We decided to use his math skills to create a budget for our summer trip to Florida, figuring out travel expenses, which parks to visit and where … Continue reading Time and $$ or Why I don’t fly out of Albany
It’s a new year and we in Albany have a new mayor. I’ve been thinking about some changes which I would welcome in 2014 and here’s what I’ve come up with… 1. It would be awesome if Albany drivers would recognize that a yellow light means slow down, not speed up. Maybe we could collectively … Continue reading 14 for 2014
This title arrived in a recent order and I immediately wanted to touch it, to pick it up and carry it. It charmed with its cover alone and I borrowed it for the recent holiday break. I carried it in my 48.5 lb luggage to New Orleans and back without cracking its spine, but yesterday, … Continue reading The sweetest book – Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman