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Rotation and change

It’s 55 degrees as I’m writing this, but a look at the calendar says it’s going to snow eventually here in upstate New York, so time to put on the snow tires. I don’t want a re...

Soaking up local atmosphere in New Hampshire

On Saturday, I ate breakfast at the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, NH. The diner is famous as a stop for presidential candidates looking to talk with local voters, and be photographed doing so. There...

Then and Now – A Railroad in Upstate NY

I recently spent some time in Salem, NY, an upstate town near the Vermont border. My family owns some property nearby, and we used to visit at least once a summer. A highlight for me was going down t...

Barred Owl

Lately we’ve been hearing a very distinctive owl hoot occasionally, although never really got to see who was making it. Today, I glanced out the window as a large bird swooped down and sat on t...

Caller ID Spoofing

A call came in today, and the Caller ID had my name and phone number in it. I thought it might be a company using Caller ID spoofing to disguise who was calling, and sure enough, I picked up, and it w...

Me vs. the Supermarket

I’ve noticed in recent months that some of the products I like have been disappearing from the supermarket I shop at. They will introduce some new flavor or variety, I’ll try it and like i...