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Haunted By The Moments Before Helicopter Crash
Haunted By The Moments Before Helicopter Crash
I keep telling myself to stop obsessing over what may have happened moments before the helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his beautiful 13-year-old daughter Gianna and the 7 other passengers on board.  While their names and faces may not resonate with us like Kobe and GiGi they too were wonderful parents, siblings, friends, sons and daughters, neighbors, community leaders and the
For This Ol’ Barber, Shutdown Is Toughest Cut Ever
For This Ol’ Barber, Shutdown Is Toughest Cut Ever
A long-time barber in Albany reluctantly cut his last head of hair on Saturday due to the government mandate closing the doors on barbershops, salons, tattoo parlors, and piercing shops and quite frankly, he's not happy about it.  Despite the urging of family, that at age 78, he was in the high risk coronavirus category and he should NOT be working, he still went about his business.  Up at 5 AM, d
My Big Fat Greek Pandemic Shopping Experience (Video)
My Big Fat Greek Pandemic Shopping Experience (Video)
I have two very good friends with elderly parents and wisely, these folks are not spending much time outside of their house during the pandemic.  They're a close, wonderful, Greek family, but this COVID-19 stuff hasn't been easy on them.  One of the sons lives in Boston and the other lives in L.A.  A few weeks ago, I messaged them and said that if their parents needed me to get anything at the sto
Family Zoom Reveals
Family Zoom Reveals
A family Zoom conference on Sunday led to an incredible discovery about my Zayde (Yiddish for grandfather) that I never knew. Turns out I have heroes blood piping through these veins.  In 1964, he jumped out of his car and saved 2 young children trapped a Schenectady fire.
Probing the Purple Pumpkin’s Purpose
Probing the Purple Pumpkin’s Purpose
We've all heard of the Purple Heart, The Color Purple (great movie starring Oprah), Purple Rain, The Purple People Eaters, and even the less popular (and quite painful) purple nurple.  But this Halloween, if you see a purple pumpkin on someone's porch, it doesn't mean they've had it out so long that it's beginning to rot.  The purple pumpkin in the newest wave of color designation used to symboliz
Coworker’s Confession Leaves Quite the Impression
Coworker’s Confession Leaves Quite the Impression
Megan in Rotterdam writes: I may have slightly flirted with a colleague of mine after I had a few drinks recently.  A group of us went out after work and he and I started talking, joking and things got a little touchy-feely. At the end of the night I gave him a little peck on the cheek.  No big deal at the time- but now things are super awkward because I do have a crush on him and it's been silent
Love Cowboy Discusses Divorce With Disenchanted Dude
Love Cowboy Discusses Divorce With Disenchanted Dude
Zach in West Sand Lake wrote: I've been married to my wife for 19 years and I just don't find her attractive anymore.  She's beautiful on the inside but I'd be lying to ya if I told you that my mind doesn't stray from time to time.  I would never act on it, because I'm a faithful man but  after 2 kids and a lifestyle that has never included the gym, she's really let herself go.  I'm past the point
140,000 Plus in Capital Region Without Power
140,000 Plus in Capital Region Without Power
The powerful storm that swept through the Capital Region yesterday afternoon came fast and furious catching many of us by surprise.  Trees were uprooted, power lines came down and sadly, at least two lives were lost yesterday afternoon as a result.  This morning, as many people in the Capital Region wake and start the day, they're doing so without power.  It's estimated that at least 140,000 peopl
Love Cowboy: He Thinks I’m Cheating
Love Cowboy: He Thinks I’m Cheating
Tanya in North Greenbush writes: My boyfriend is super insecure and always accuses me of being unfaithful even though I would never cheat on him.  I have some male friends male co-workers who I occasionally socialize with but they all know I'm taken and never cross the line.  Sometimes I catch him leaning over my shoulder trying to read texts, and last week he showed up unannounced at work - he sa

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