Category Archives: Rochester, New York

“Free Money” is FREE!

Free Money, my Elmore Leonard* tribute story, is free for Kindle today through October 12. Free Money is a Noiry Crime/Suspense Story… … set in Rochester, NY. If you know the area you may recognize one of the scenes, Devil’s … Continue reading

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Dark Chemistry spotlight in Rochester D&C

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle featured Dark Chemistry in its author spotlight. Here’s the article. Thank you, D&C!

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RACGate Update

I’ve been diligently pursuing RAC and LA Fitness to try to get some resolution to my request for a refund, as I laid out in my previous post here. Here’s what’s happened since I first posted: 1. I talked to … Continue reading

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To RAC/Fitness First & LA Fitness: DO THE RIGHT THING

Late last week, the Rochester Athletic Club (RAC) announced that it had sold two of its Rochester, NY locations to LA Fitness. One of them is the club where I work out. I wouldn’t mind all that much, except for … Continue reading

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If we met last night at Dig Roc Festivus

Hi again! I set up a redirect on the site I gave you so you’d land at my blog instead. Which has been kind of quiet since I joined Facebook. Although that could change in an INSTANT. If you’re on … Continue reading

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Seen the latest Rochester Healthy Living?

I have an piece in the August issue: Much to do About Migraine. After more than 2 decades of living with migraine, I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can nearly always head them off. The article describes the … Continue reading

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Neighborhood twins

Until a few years ago, I never saw deer in my neighborhood, but we’ve got them now — and the family’s growing. I’ve seen these fawns many times while out walking my dog. Took this pic out of my office … Continue reading

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Pileated Woodpecker in my backyard

Okay, excuse me while I flip out — but I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen one of these guys — then this afternoon, didn’t I walk out my back door and see a Pileated … Continue reading

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Oink oink, Rochester at the trough

The map shows Senator Keating Blvd, a bit of road south of the Tops Plaza on Clinton Ave. in Brighton. It tops the list that Chuck Simmons has posted of local pork projects. Price tag for this project: $3.6 million … Continue reading

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How much shall we spend to make Monroe County residents stupid?

$88,000 a year sound like a good figure? Because–as I posted last summer–that’s what we spend annually to fluoridate our water in this county. I’ve been fuming about that figure again lately, and not only because we’re facing the prospect … Continue reading

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