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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one

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A Dispatch From The Ska Community

Raising their voices against din of violence

On Saturday morning, a small group of people gathered in the parking lot of the Boys & Girls Club in Hamilton Hill. They stood in a line facing Craig Street, holding up cardboard signs.

Voters share blame for flawed politicians

Voters often complain that they don’t like their choices, but why are the choices so bad in the first place? There are a lot of people in the U.S. Can’t we do better?

Watching “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Sometimes the most valuable learning experiences often take place outside of the classroom, and might not even seem like learning at all.

Silver is joining a graying population

In a letter requesting leniency for her husband, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s wife cited his age — 72 — and diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Accidentally watching a tribute band

Hey Jude helped me understand the appeal, and it’s pretty simple: They play music you like and make you happy.

Jailed lawmakers show little remorse

Here are some of the things I learned from last weekend’s New York Times article about what life is like for former state lawmakers who have been incarcerated due to scandal.

Casinos don't gamble on design

Casinos don't gamble on the way they're designed.

Time to let ride-share businesses upstate

I recently used Uber for the first time, and while it wasn’t the revelatory experience its most ardent advocates would have us believe, it was fine.

Watching “Deadpool” and “Midnight Special”

A mutant in love, and a boy with special power

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