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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Thursday, May 14, 2015

Upstate forgotten again in Albany

Count me among those hoping the new Senate majority leader would hail from upstate.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Reading “Sharp Objects”

Like “Gone Girl,” it’s an engaging, can’t-put-it-down mystery with unexpectedly sharp insights into dysfunctional families, small towns and unhealthy gender dynamics.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Big-city amenities worth a look

I like visiting big cities, but I often find these visits a bit stressful.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Skelos’ stupidity must be rebuked

If lawmakers truly want to start repairing the damage, they will do the right thing and give Dean Skelos the boot.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NBA Playoff Picks, Round 2

Yes, I’m revising my picks. Blame Cleveland.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Bad apples? Albany barrel is rotten

Politicians would have you believe they run for office because they wish to serve their communities.
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Rematch of Hull, McCarthy gives voters a choice

This fall, Schenectady residents will have the opportunity to make their feelings about the city — and the city’s leadership — known. They shouldn’t waste it.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Making a case for assisted suicide

I feel more ambivalent about the Final Exit Network’s willingness to educate people on how to end their lives than I do about permitting physicians to help terminally ill patients die by suicide. Expressing support for aid in dying is one thing; showing people how to “hasten their deaths,” as the Final Exit Network describes it, using helium and a plastic hood is another (or so it seems to me).
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A market for Uber here? Let’s find out

I should probably preface this column by saying that I very rarely use taxis.
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Kids may be picking up test stress from cues

My concern is that the uproar over the tests is helping to create a climate of stress and anxiety for children.

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