Jesse S. Sommer

I disapprove of your refusal to get the COVID vaccine, but I will defend to the death your right to refuse it. Specifically, your death. I will defend to your death your right to die.

If you live your life for the future, you’ll never live at all.

Albany's coat of arms

As we prepare to bid June adieu, it’s worth tying together a few historical threads that tangled in this, the first month of summer.

The news yesterday spread faster than the fires that twice engulfed Albany’s Eyesore in the last 11 years: Albany County has

I was 11 when my uncle died, unexpectedly, in 1993 at the age of 42 — just a few years older than I am now.

The Emperor has no clothes. But does it matter that he’s naked in public?

The back-to-back traumas of 2021’s first month disabused any hope that the surreal horrors of last year would be neatly exiled to the safer confines of history.

I concede it’s unoriginal for a columnist to publish his holiday list of venerable charities. But since imitating a good idea yet remains the best way to flatter it, this Chanukah/Christmas I’m introducing my own take on what I intend to make an annual feature. Please join me in dedicating a few of your precious holiday dollars to support these worthy nonprofits!

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