Scarier than Halloween

I'm not very good at Halloween costumes. Generally speaking, I gravitate to those that portray a strong fictional character with a pretty dress. In recent years I’ve been Joan from Mad Men, Celia from Weeds and Olive from Easy A. I’m sure it’s not a coincidence that all three of those characters happen to be … Continue reading Scarier than Halloween

Soccer and traces of snow at the start of 7.1

The weekend has been the quintessential October weekend in New York’s Hudson Valley, by my definition. There were chores and errands, sports, a couple of movies, and a home cooked meal or two that featured intensely seasonal food like squash and pumpkin. It felt restorative. The sports were a balance between being a spectator and … Continue reading Soccer and traces of snow at the start of 7.1

Taking my guests for a ride – cab service in Albany

Tuesday night we had a number of diners who were decompressing after Day 1 of the NYS Bar exam. It's always interesting to meet and talk with young attorneys from literally around the world who are seeking credentials to practice in my home state. A table of six the other night really stood out in … Continue reading Taking my guests for a ride – cab service in Albany

A few random questions for your consideration

What do you think is more likely to change - a person or a situation? Do people get run over every day on Troy's Hoosick Street? Why aren't there more pedestrian crosswalks? Why don't people use the ones which are there? Is it uncommon to alternate between feeling feel ultra calm and on the verge … Continue reading A few random questions for your consideration

Seen all over the TU

I had a pretty busy weekend. If you have any doubt of that, check out the timesunion.com homepage from earlier today. In the upper left hand corner, there's my Seen gallery from Friday night's Dave Matthews Band show at SPAC. Hitting at least one show at Dave's annual two night stop in Saratoga is a tradition for … Continue reading Seen all over the TU