Sara Foss's Thinking It Through
by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Schenectady sidewalk repairs a step in right direction

I wrote a column back in August about quality-of-life problems, such as littering and jaywalking, and suggested cities might be able to retain and attract residents if they pay more attention to them. Shortly after the piece ran, I received a phone call from a Schenectady resident named Dave Harris. ...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

NFL Picks, Week 5

Yes, I'm picking against my own team
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

$350 gifts not real tax relief

Yes, property taxes in New York are high — for many people, too high.
Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Walking to waterfalls

Not mountain hikes, but nice woods walks nonetheless
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Tasers safer but hardly nonlethal

Tasers can inflict a great deal of pain, and the people who wield them should use them sparingly.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

State Senate race has voters fired up

The residents of the 46th state Senate District are lucky; their votes matter.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

NFL Picks, Week 4

Well, I’m not in last place anyway
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Watching “Chef”

A charming hang-out movie, with characters we don’t mind hanging out with.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Casino forum inspires passion

The arguments for and against the various casino proposals in the Capital Region are well-known to those of us who live here, but they might not be well-known to the Gaming Facility Location Board.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Time of reckoning coming for NFL

I’m not sure whether I’ll ever give up the NFL, but it’s a possibility, albeit one that’s difficult to contemplate, as it means walking away from a social experience I’ve come to value.

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