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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Monday, June 29, 2015

Prison break a black eye for New York

Yes, the prison-break story was riveting drama.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Weddings: Straight or gay, just one variable

I’m getting married in September, and if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that planning a wedding is a lot of work — an endless cascade of things to do.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Watching “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

I like comic book movies, even bad comic book movies. But this one is actually a good comic book movie
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Anti-flag sentiment gathers steam

If people want to display the Confederate flag at their homes, or affix Confederate flag bumper stickers to their cars, or wear Confederate flag clothing, they have the right to do so. I find the flag objectionable, but what I’m objecting to is flying it at state Capitols, in places of honor.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuck & Patti at The Van Dyck

Sublime duo at a classy, relaxed setting.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Wheels in motion for lawmakers’ pay raise

In many ways, this has been a legislative session to forget.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

50 years later, Plaza stirs mix of feelings

Even people who appreciate the Empire State Plaza are aware that construction had a huge cost — namely, the demolition of a vibrant, diverse and close-knit community. Some 9,000 people were displaced after their homes and businesses were seized by eminent domain.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Prison movies

Here are my top 20. Or maybe 21
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Students’ eagerness to learn infectious

For all the talk about how standardized testing and the Common Core are destroying children’s love of learning, here was a group of curious and excited young learners, all from Mont Pleasant.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Win or lose, Lebron is MVP

Steph Curry, Andre Igoudala? Don’t be silly.

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