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Searching Out the Abandoned Quarry at Clark Reservation

An old Iroquois trail appropriated and expanded by westward looking Americans as the 19th century began, the Old Seneca Turnpike runs along Syracuse’s southern border.   Following State Route 173 east out of Onondaga Hollow toward the former farming villages beyond, … Continue reading

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Budget Woes, Partisan Politics & Trickle-Down Economics: A New Face on Failed Policy

Making headlines through the barrage of Republican primary monotony (lovingly dubbed “endless suffrage” by John Stewart) and health care deliberations, the opening salvos were fired in what will most likely become a protracted budget scuffle on Capitol Hill.  The federal … Continue reading

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Kyle Adem, Friends and a Night of Storytelling at Jazz Central

A wintry January evening reunited friends who began their  songwriting journeys together.  Jazz Central, a 78 seat theater owned and operated by Central New York’s Jazz Arts Foundation, hosted the trio of musicians getting together to play their songs while … Continue reading

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Help Save the Delaware River Basin from Hydraulic Fracturing!

This meeting has been canceled as the governor of Delaware definitively states he will vote “No” on the issue. The rally will still be held on Monday to show support against drilling. This does not protect the Delaware River in … Continue reading

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Commencing Cleveland’s Occupation

Parked the car on 13th street after searching for a time.  The citizens of Ohio began their occupation on the sixth, a Thursday.  Today was Friday.  Towering buildings surrounded city streets, many bearing emblems of financial institutions.  The assemblage location … Continue reading

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The Occupation of Wall Street and the Brooklyn Bridge

A fellow hitchhiker informed about the plan to occupy Wall Street sometime toward dawn beneath a portable light.  It was Labor Day, Exodus.  Tens of thousands gushing through a pinhole exiting the burn.  He was thumbing to New York.  Followed … Continue reading

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The Value of Safety

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The Argument Against Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing (Part I)

Drilling continues unabated across the Pennsylvania landscape despite recent problems and a swelling of grass roots opposition.  Claims made by energy proponents and corporations continue stating there is no threat to ground water. No credible evidence of problems despite using chemicals … Continue reading

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Syracuse’s Big Splash Against Gas Drilling

Sunday June 12 dawned dreary and gray.  The seemingly endless deluge that was spring 2011 in the Northeast lingered yet again, debating whether it was time to let the sunshine through.  Stray droplets splattered the ground as the wind occasionally … Continue reading

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The People’s Fest III

After a month and a half of dreary days the rain ceased falling in time for the first weekend of May.  The sunshine was welcomed with open arms as New York tried to shake itself dry for a few days … Continue reading

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