• Andy Thousand
    Urban Life

    How To Move On Once The Pain Stops

    As you already know, there’s been a lot of changes in my life recently. The first one would be getting out of a job that was literally killing me. For twenty years I worked this job and towards the last…

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    Urban Life

    Writing The Next Chapter Of My Life

    I’m going to share something that’s very serious and important to me. Whenever I think about it I get very emotional because for the longest time its been a huge part of my life. And for the longest time haven’t…

  • Far away view of roll coating wheel.
    Urban Life

    Giant Kodak Film Coating Wheel

    Many years ago Eastman Kodak Company was the largest employer in the Rochester, New York region. Each day thousands of workers would fill the multiple massive buildings that once lined West Ridge Road. This created a wealthy economy living in…

  • close up view of that amazing pre-cooked walmart chicken.
    Food

    The Crazy Life Of A Pre-Cooked Chicken

    Now that I’ve gotten your attention, I’m going to tell you a wild chicken story. Don’t worry, it won’t be about a psychotic chicken that pecks and scratches people. Even though I’m sure that’s possible.   The story I’m about…

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    Food

    Froggy Good Food At The Frog Pond

    Whenever I mention a new place, Louie knows we’re not just going to a restaurant. He knows that we’re also going on an adventure. On this particular day we had a completely new place in mind, known as the Frog…

  • Italian ice at Rita’s Italian ice.
    Food

    I Love Rita’s Italian Ice

    For the longest time, I’ve been looking for some real authentic Italian Ice. When I discovered Rita’s Italian ice I was ecstatic. On our way to the shop I could feel the excitement running through my veins like lightning bolts.…