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Entries from February 2006

Cold Days

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment

That winter that wasn’t I wrote about just 11 days ago finally arrived with a vengeance. We had at least half a foot of fresh powder on Saturday, so it finally looks like winter, even though tomorrow’s already March and spring is just around the corner, unbelievably. It’s also been pretty damn cold the past […]

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Pico Skiing

Monday, February 27th, 2006 · Comments Off on Pico Skiing

What a difference a face makes — when you can feel it, that is. Despite the sun peeking out from behind the clouds, yesterday was a bitterly cold day in Vermont, where I hit Pico for an afternoon on the slopes. The mountain had received two feet of fresh powder, so that part I loved. […]

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Squirrels & Rats, Oh My!

Friday, February 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I’ve loved squirrels for as long as I remember. They’re funny and cute and athletic. I love watching them sit on their haunches and chew their nuts. I love watching them go flying from tree to tree. And seeing them taunt my dogs as we walk around the neighborhood or hang out in the backyard. […]

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UPH Auction

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

YOU’RE INVITED! Tuesday, March 14, 2006 7pm The Steeplechasers Present a fundraising auction for Universal Preservation Hall 25 Washington St, Saratoga Springs View online invitation (Crank up your volume) (Print invitation design by elisa sheehan; online invitation by yours truly with elisa’s design elements)

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Larry Brilliant & Google

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 · Comments Off on Larry Brilliant & Google

Google announced today that it’s named Larry Brilliant to head the non-profit arm of the company, It just so happens that Mr. Brilliant is 1 of the 100 Faces of Marin featured in my Dad’s latest book. Anyone who wants a more in-depth look at the new head of what will surely become the […]

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Saratogian Letter

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 · 5 Comments

In the second A_nderson media appearance this month, the Saratogian today published my letter to the editor about the proposed High Rock Redevelopment, which was inspired by my attendance at the public hearing held a couple weeks ago by the High Rock Redevelopment Committee. High Rock lot should hold theater, new grocery store

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Junk Mail

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Junk mail, although annoying, can also be pretty funny. I have a P.O. Box for Gabe Consulting, which also comes in handy whenever I’m signing up for something and want to protect the privacy of my home address. All of my own domains, and those that I register for my clients, use my P.O. Box. […]

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Let There Be Light

Monday, February 20th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Our three-day power outage ended last night. It was a frustrating and eye-opening experience, and we learned a lot about things like generators and surviving in the Northeast without power in the winter. We were mostly comfortable — we had hot water, flushing toilets (if you’re on a well, you don’t have any running water, […]

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Powerless for 3 Days & Counting

Sunday, February 19th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Little did I know the irony that my blog entry from Friday morning would bring (The Winter That Wasn’t), for later on that day a near-hurricane storm (more typical in this area in the summer than in the winter) ripped across northern New York state, with winds recorded as high as 67 miles per hour […]

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The Winter That Wasn’t

Friday, February 17th, 2006 · Comments Off on The Winter That Wasn’t

This winter has been disappointing, thanks, no doubt to global warming. We’ve hardly seen any snow. I was jealous of the NYC snow storm last weekend that made the city look like it does most winters here in Saratoga Springs. But alas, it looks more like spring out my window on this warm February morning; […]

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