Best of our TU Community Blogs, December 31, 2015: Ten for Thursday

It’s the last day of 2015.  And what better way to spend the final sunrise and sunset of this calendar year, than by perusing the best of what my fellow Times Union community and independent bloggers have crafted this past week.


On your mark…

Get set…

And …




  1. Pete Bardunias’ blog, “A building burns in Waterford.(Read this first.)
  2. Sonja Stark’s “PilotGirl” blog, “Where you should go in 2016.
  3. Frank Robinson’s “Rational Optimist” blog, “The sense of grievance: a personal lesson.
  4. Stephanie Snyder’s “A Professor’s Wife” blog, “Ready to burrow.”
  5. Rob Hoffman’s “Hoffman Files” blog, “Happy New Year … bring out your dead … again.
  6. Sara Rose Wheeler’s “Roaring Twenties” blog, “I bid you a fond farewell 2015.
  7. Brian Huba’s “Cat’s Pajamas” blog, “Why not George?
  8. Deb Best’s “Best for Success” blog, “Gifts from my first mentor … my dad.
  9. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s blog, “My trip aboard a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier.
  10. Gina Peca’s blog, “Let Facebook be your guide?

And yes, as we progress into 2016, as long as I continue to have a weblog with the Times Union, even if I post every single day of 2016, I will always set aside Thursday for a post that celebrates the work of my fellow Times Union community bloggers.

They deserve it.  You should read their stuff.  It’s that good.