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Sorting out questions with Maggie

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

Go Google yourself, just for fun

Last week, I discovered I’m in the dictionary.

At long last, I’m getting myself inked

I’ve always said I’d never do it because I’m not the type.

Smile for the camera, then pay your $250

Some people with dogs are pigs.

Hordes of readers pack book sale

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

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

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

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

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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