Albany sparkled – Champagne on the Park, 2015!

It’s been a couple of years since I last attended this event, the official kickoff to Tulip Fest Weekend. Boy, am I glad I picked last night to jump back in! What a wonderful night it was in our fair city – the air was warm, but without humidity, the evening light was divine, the … Continue reading Albany sparkled – Champagne on the Park, 2015!

7 years without a raise is too long

Those of you who know me are familiar with my tendency to become irritated or even outraged over injustices.  When something bothers me, I am inclined to obsess about it or reference it repeatedly to draw attention to it.We're at a moment in time when there are an overwhelming number of things occurring in our … Continue reading 7 years without a raise is too long

A rich summer vs. summer enrichment

For those of you with school age children - what are your summers like?  Are they a time to explore new interests, further develop skills and pad college applications?  Are your children busy with summer jobs or camps?  Maybe they're already tackling their summer reading lists to get a jump on things for fall.  All … Continue reading A rich summer vs. summer enrichment

Two Step while trying not to step in anything disgusting

For the second year in a row my middle son and I went to both nights of the Dave Matthews Band's pretty much annual stop at SPAC.  As always, Carter smiled continuously as he banged the drums and Dave praised the crowd and venue.  We had a good time and I got some great crowd … Continue reading Two Step while trying not to step in anything disgusting