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The night the Gilboa didn’t break

Monday, Aug. 27, 2012
We all know someone who specializes in spreading bad news.

Running from a twister with Toto

Monday, Aug. 13, 2012
Who was it who said it’s the journey, not the destination, that matters?

Why we keep Sundays to ourselves

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Sunday is my favorite day, despite its unfortunate proximity to Monday.
Witnessing a nocturnal blooming

Witnessing a nocturnal blooming

Monday, July 16, 2012
We compressed our dinner plans when Peter Rumora called because, after all, this happens only once a year.

Perhaps it was someone playing tricks?

Monday, July 2, 2012
I hurried out the front door the other morning, locked it and then stood in confounded silence for a few moments.
The car wasn’t waiting for me in front of the house. Where the heck did I leave it?

Sorting out questions with Maggie

Monday, June 18, 2012
Maggie, our little squirrel-menacing terrier, sometimes is my sounding board when my wife is away on business.

Go Google yourself, just for fun

Monday, June 4, 2012
Last week, I discovered I’m in the dictionary.

At long last, I’m getting myself inked

Monday, May 21, 2012
I’ve always said I’d never do it because I’m not the type.

Smile for the camera, then pay your $250

Monday, May 14, 2012
Some people with dogs are pigs.

Hordes of readers pack book sale

Monday, May 7, 2012
My wife and I spent a pleasurable hour or so at the central branch of the Schenectady County Public Library over the weekend while the semiannual book sale was under way.

The colorful story of our garden shed

Monday, April 23, 2012
One of the fascinating things about enclaves like the Stockade, Georgetown, the Washington Park area in Troy — or any neighborhood where the row houses are crammed together so tightly that alley cats have to slip through sideways — is that the back yards are such a well-kept mystery.

We gather together for holidays

Monday, April 9, 2012
The secular observance of Easter is always an upbeat occasion for me, and it’s especially so now that there are scads of little grandchildren underfoot.

When new neighbors turn viral

Monday, March 26, 2012
As we mature and become wiser — at least we’re supposed to become wiser — we accept that our personal view of the world is not necessarily the correct or only one.

Dean's List: Stockade abuzz over Erie peril

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
There does always seem to be a storm brewing in the Stockade, which in many ways, some good, is like a village unto itself, separate from the rest of Schenectady.

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