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Dear Readers, After 25 years of writing this column, I am retiring from the field. There was a time when I thought I would continue at my labors until I collapsed from depletion, and I imagined my carcass being wheeled out of the Gazette building, on Maxon Road Extension, by a team of Fire Department paramedics as a pipe-and-drum corps hastily summoned from Albany skirled a lament, but no. I’m walking away while still sound ...

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October 14, 2012
6:45 a.m.

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Let me be the first to say Happy Retirement, it looks like I wont be able to kick that can down the road anymore. Good luck Carl.

October 14, 2012
6:55 a.m.

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I'm going to miss your your column every week. Your writings on local issues were always well researched, presented in a thoughtful manor, and usually hit the nail on the head. While I disagreed with many of your assessments on national goings on, I still enjoyed reading, and bantering with you and the other posters here.

Best of luck Mr Strock.

October 14, 2012
12:20 p.m.

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Would, that when you pass on, your body be preserved and displayed in an auto-icon at the Gazette for all to marvel at the greatest opinionator in the whole of Schenectady, likely for all time. Best wishes, Mr. Strock. Adieu.

October 15, 2012
6:49 a.m.

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Farewell Carl, if only you could impart your mastery of word, wit and detail to the young bucks elbowing for your space. Becoming an accomplished wordsmith doesn't happen overnight, or with a dependance on spell check or an app from Steve. I comes from a tattered notebook, endless stands in the cold rain, hours following dead ends and sharp blind curves. It requires relentless attention to the task at hand, an obsession to get it right, and some luck along the way.
Guys like you are a dying breed. Good job sir.

November 4, 2012
7:34 p.m.
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