Springtime Comes to the Spa – Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps – Horse Racing Nation

Springtime Comes to the Spa - Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps - Horse Racing Nation Please click on the title above to visit my new blog on the HorseRacingNation.com web site. It's my "local color" take on the world of Thoroughbred racing. Enjoy the first post and  please leave comments and suggestions if you … Continue reading Springtime Comes to the Spa – Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps – Horse Racing Nation

Less or More?

Borders on Broadway and Division Street in Saratoga Springs, NY Borders Books in Saratoga Springs, New York is closing. Centrally poised in a large corner storefront on Broadway, this store has been a part of the community for years now. While I am a supporter of small businesses and believe in patronizing the  locally owned … Continue reading Less or More?

The Comfort Food Series, Part 1

It all started with the mention of a burger. Well, technically I guess it started with the Travel Channel program on the best burger joints, but once that program spawned a burger craving in my new friend, Jamie, she tweeted about it and the tweets just started flitting back and forth with our favorite comfort … Continue reading The Comfort Food Series, Part 1

Year’s End 2010, Part 2

August: Saratoga Racing Ah . . . Saratoga, the August place to be. Sadly, this was the first summer in six years that I was not a full-time Saratoga resident. Admittedly, I watched the races with full paddock coverage almost daily from my iPhone or my computer via TwinSpires.com, so I did catch a lot of what I would … Continue reading Year’s End 2010, Part 2