Generally, I try to stack each day with two posts (at least), but this week, and a few other recent weeks, have broken that trend, for which I apologize. My only excuse is that working is hard. It is! Hopefully I’ll be back to a better schedule soon; in the meantime, consider this: New York’s state legislature is set to call a special session to address budgetary measures. God willing they’ll also include a vote on some election law matters — and on the question of gay marriage. For all of Manhattan’s liberalism, on some social matters, the upstate population makes New York a fairly moderate state. But even here, a consensus for gay marriage is emerging. If you’re a New York citizen, and live upstate, consider calling your state senator or state Assemblymember and asking them to vote for the measure.