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Samuel Dusenbury Tompkins

This week in #52ancestors I celebrate the man who left New York for New Jersey and made it possible for me to spend every spring break of my childhood shopping at the Short Hills Mall.  592 more words

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John Dusenbury Brown

This week in #52Ancestors I wanted to work on the Brown family, a branch that I discovered, in part due to the family bible digitized by another descendant.  722 more words

52 Ancestors 2018

Dutchess Kids Eat Free through Summer Meals Program

For the nearly 16,000 young people in Dutchess County who qualify for free and reduced lunch, summer is less a vacation from school than a prolonged struggle with hunger. 215 more words


Writer's Block

Ugh. Of course three days after creating a new blog, I’m hit with terrible writer’s block.

Since I can’t use my words, here are some neat pictures I’ve taken over the past few months.


Marcus Molinaro : A Life in Politics

“Everyday somebody called and had some problem and I was their way of solving it.”

Marc Molinaro is a man who has given his entire career to public service, and there are no signs of slowing down.   1,357 more words

Hudson Valley

Mary Sleght Brown

Mary Sleght Brown is a recent discovery and an excellent reminder to return to people every few years for whom you have had no success.  For some time I knew that Abraham V.W. 284 more words

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May, 2018 Events with Robert Alvarez, the Psychic Witch


There are now two blog posts with accompanying videos on my YouTube Channel, for both the Notions-N-Potions Psychic Fair, at Chill Wine Bar this Saturday, May 12, 2018, 12-6PM.  375 more words