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Shifting down a few gears to notice a spectacular evening sky

On the drive home, noticing a spectacular evening sky -– a mauve afterglow of day -– crowned by a slowly rising crescent moon. All this just moments after careening off the highway.

Keep moving ...

In a moment of instant recognition — like spotting Tom Cruise or a well-known public figure on the street — we “saw” one another ...

For the ♥ of Susan

Susan Arbetter's voice rules, entices, intrigues and embraces like a velvet glove.

Back at the keyboard

So much continues to add to my excitement about our evolving city.

Roam for the holidays

Random thoughts as I make the drive to NYC and back.

Thanksgiving memories

Last week’s Thanksgiving holiday unleashed a torrent of thoughts and memories.

Qfest at Proctors to focus on gay, lesbian films

A week-long event titled Qfest at Proctors will focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning communities in the region in a festival of gay-themed films.

The Facebook factor

Last week, Anthony Commisso hit one out of the park and derailed my clockwork morning routine when his Facebook post caught my eye.

In a Schenectady state of mind

From quilts to jazz to "Young Frankenstein," a busy fall is under way in the city.

Civility ... for all our sakes

The relentless march of trendsetters and gentrifiers and entrepreneurs will help reclaim downtown Schenectady. Isolated acts of violence can't prevent that.

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