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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

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

Supporters see Trump, Sanders as winners

Over the past week, I’ve heard numerous people remark that this year’s slate of presidential candidates is the worst they’ve seen in a long time.

Helpers could use some help

Repairs to Schoharie Reformed Church are finally underway after Irene, Lee

Watching “Knight of Cups”

A spiritual work, from a spiritual filmmaker, about spiritual yearning in a time of spiritual disconnection.

Primary here will matter after all

Readers, I was wrong.

No serious ethics reform undermines good in New York budget

Watching the state Legislature and governor work round-the-clock to hammer out a budget deal by the end of the month reminded me of my undergraduate days, and not in a good way.

Mayor not wrong to seek more from Union

After learning of Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy’s request that Union College make voluntary tax payments, I spent some time learning how other colleges and universities responded to similar requests.

Downtown fairly safe despite incident

My husband and I met friends for dinner in the small Dutchess County city of Beacon last Friday night, and we decided to stay overnight and hike in the Hudson Valley the next day.

A Day in Beacon

Dinner, hiking, beer and chocolate. You could do worse.

Region a bright spot amid NY exodus

There are now 881,830 people living in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area, and while the growth over the past five years might not seem all that impressive, it’s better than the alternative, which is what most of upstate experienced.

Watching “Embrace of the Serpent”

Films with a strong mystical bent tend to get on my nerves, but “Embrace of the Serpent” handles its themes and underlying spirituality well, establishing a strong mood and deep understanding of what makes a shaman tick.

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