Changing Things Up

Monday, 24 October 2016, 11:55 | Category : activism, buffalo, history, localism, nostalgia
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As you can see, it has been quite a while since the last official post here at Rise Up Buffalo. We have been busy working on other projects and getting locked out of our accounts, but we are ready to pick up where we left off, with a few tweaks to the original theme. Rise […]


Saturday, 4 January 2014, 19:00 | Category : critique, history, internet, life, nostalgia
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20 years beyond 1984. What did we think it would be like? Flying cars? Food pellets? Cars that turn into briefcases? Or just Big Brother monitoring our every move? Well, we got one of those things. Unfortunately, it isn’t any of the cool, techie things that we thought it might be. We got the monitoring […]

Singing as Therapy

Monday, 11 June 2012, 21:13 | Category : buffalo, life, music, nostalgia
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Back in the day, when I was in college the first time, I used to be able to work two part time jobs while I was studying. This was partly due to the major that I had chosen. See, even though I loved school, I didn’t really care about going to college. My mother was […]

May Holidays and Changes

Friday, 11 May 2012, 14:58 | Category : career, holidays, nostalgia
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This week has been crazy. I began a new job and it has been somewhat overwhelming. I love it, but it is taking me some time to get up to speed. Anyone that knows me knows that I am not good with change or being behind the eight ball. I like to know everything about […]

If I Were a Roller Disco Queen

Saturday, 19 November 2011, 20:50 | Category : history, nostalgia
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I always say that I want to live in the seventies, but I never explain why. There are many reasons, and so I will be sharing a series of pieces on things I love from the seventies. The first of these is the roller rink… Enjoy and please come back soon to see the next […]

Technology and Disenfranchishement

Thursday, 27 October 2011, 15:36 | Category : activism, critique, history, nostalgia
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When I say I want to go back to the seventies, it has more to do with technology than nostalgia.  Yes, I realize that I am sitting at a computer in a separate room from my husband, listening to a Pandora playlist online, while I type this into a word processing program.  Meanwhile, he sits […]