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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Still more questions than answers on blaze

It’s amazing how little we know about the massive Jay Street apartment fire.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Favorite childhood songs

And a happy ending for poor, lonely Puff
Monday, March 9, 2015

Violence shouldn’t be part of the show

I’ve been to a lot of concerts.
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Grading change misses the mark

I don’t object to making the Regents exams harder, or tying the material on the tests to the Common Core; what I object to is the state Board of Regents arbitrarily changing how we think about test scores.
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Christmas music, all year?

Sounds like hell.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

State’s email policy is misguided

There’s simply no justification for the state’s email policy, unless the goal is the destruction of records that officials would prefer never saw the light of day.
Monday, March 2, 2015

Rape just as evil off campus

Here’s something that might come as a surprise, given all the attention the problem of sexual assault on college campuses has received of late: The rate of rape and sexual assault is actually higher for nonstudents than it is for college students.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Crime drop is a matter of degrees

Whether temporarily reducing staffing is a good or bad idea appears to be a matter of some debate. But I think we can all agree that a drop in calls for police assistance is a positive development, even if those numbers start to climb when the temperature does.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Life With Three Cats

An extra cat, if it comes with an extra human, does not make me a crazy cat person.
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Be neighborly: Clear sidewalks completely

Keeping the sidewalks 100 percent free of ice and snow strikes me as a Sisyphean task. Unless you’re out there with a blowtorch every day, I don’t know how you’d do it. That said, it does seem like a lot of Capital Region residents could do a better job of clearing their sidewalks.

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