Albany Journal – 4/17/12

It has been a wonderful week for poetry here in the Capital Region, and it kicked off this weekend with two of the great Albany street poets: Don Lev and Don Levy, both of whom spoke at the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park on Saturday night.  The venerable Donald Lev, already a certified master… More

Albany Journal – 7/14/12

Albany has plenty of places where one can do his or her grocery shopping.  Just beyond where I live, only a couple of blocks away, is the local Price Chopper.  Some of us use the title of “Price Gouger” to describe this place, as not too many people in the area ever get out of… More

Albany Journal – 7/13/12

There is so much burnt grass on the lawns of homes that it seems like the big Northeast is in a drought along with the rest of the breadbasket of the Midwest and Texas.  We haven’t seen a drop of rain in days – to the point where the weather man on television says that… More

The X’s and Y’s of It

Professor X noticed Student X weaving down the hallway towards him.  Drunk, perhaps?  Not Student X, thought Professor X.  There must be some other explanation.  And so he intercepted him as he veered toward a corkboard scrambled with out-of-date announcements.  Are you OK, Professor X asked, looking into Student X’s saucered eyes.  Oh yes, said… More