Best of our TU Community Blogs, February 4, 2016: Twenty for Thursday

While the Times Union feels compelled to promote their staff blogs as if they were the second coming of Star Wars movies, I prefer to step aside one day each week and showcase my fellow Times Union community and staff bloggers.  They’re the ones that write excellent, forward-thinking articles, and who deserve to get the same kind of exposure and appreciation each week.

And trust me.  These bloggers deserve your attention.  Without question.

So this week’s crop of well-written blogs includes:

  1. Bryan Huba’s “Cat’s Pajamas” blog, “It’s in the water.(Read this first.)
  2. Don Rittner’s history blog, “Poor Isabella Hinckley.
  3. Deb Best’s “Best for Success” blog, “How do you empower other women in business and in work?
  4. Tara Whittle’s “Northern Belle” blog, “My mother, the astronaut.
  5. Frank Robinson’s “The Rational Optimist” blog, “The creation story: religion vs. science.
  6. Rachel Baum’s “Bark: Confessions of a Dog Trainer” blog, “Afraid of … everything.
  7. Lale Davidson’s “Out of the Ordinary” blog, “Why argue?
  8. Carl Strock’s blog, “State to blacklist boycotters.
  9. Mary Martin’s “A Good Enough Life” blog, “Oh no! Taxes!
  10. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s blog, “Don’t miss out on money-saving tax credits.
  11. Rob Hoffman’s “Hoffman Files” blog, “Who’s still rockin’? The Who! That’s Who…
  12. Fran Rossi Scpylczyn’s “There Will Be Bread” blog, “The steadfast shepherd of Santiago Atitlán.
  13. Ken Thurman’s blog, “To Tell the Truth.
  14. Azra Haqqie’s “Muslim Women” blog, “Samarkand: Imperial and exotic.
  15. Sara Rose Wheeler’s “Roaring Twenties” blog, “Catching up with me, Sara.
  16. Jim Shahen’s “Life and Other Things” blog, “Things NOT to say to a pregnant woman.
  17. David Kalish’s “The Ruminator” blog, “What democracy smells like.
  18. Elaina Spahmer in the “High School” blog, “How to find a date for prom.
  19. Pamela Malo in the “Holistic Health” blog, “The life-changing magic of tiding up our nutrition beliefs.
  20. Jaye McBride in the Comedy blog, “Meditation makes me sleepy.

Yeah, you read right.  This week it’s Twenty for Thursday.  There were so many good blogs by the community and independent blogging team at the TU, I couldn’t stop at ten links.

And with that in mind, I encourage all readers of my blog to visit these blog pages on the TU portal and enjoy the various and diverse writing that’s here.

And if you feel that there’s a non-TU-staff blog that deserves consideration for this Thursday recap, by all means let me know in the comments section.

There are many great independent and community bloggers on this portal.

They’re definitely worth your time.