Best of our TU Community Blogs, February 25, 2016: Ten for Thursday

So let’s see… we’ve had rain in February, a heat wave in January, I almost expect to see a snowstorm during TulipFest and a monsoon on the Fourth of July.  This wacky Capital District weather…

Well, if that’s the case, at least I can curl up and read the best writing that the Times Union’s community blogging team can craft.  And while the TU’s staff bloggers get their own promotion from the company itself, I need to step up and make sure that the best community and independent bloggers don’t get left by the wayside.

With that in mind… here’s this week’s ten best blogs.  In no particular order, they include:

  1. Casey, guest posting in the “Transgender Talk” blog, “Will I have authenticity in death.” (Read this first.)
  2. Lale Davidson’s “Out of the Ordinary” blog, “What climate change deniers are REALLY afraid of.
  3. Nina Marinello in the Healthy Professor – whoops, she’s in her own blog now – “I’m one lucky writer.
  4. Rob Hoffman in the Hoffman Files blog, “Star Trek faithful – Live long and perspire.”  (What, no love for The City on the Edge of Forever?)
  5. Azra Haqqie’s “Muslim Women” blog, “Condemn vitriol against Muslims.
  6. Jeremy Olson’s “Cardboard Empire” blog, “Gaming evolution: Risk.
  7. Frank Robinson’s “Rational Optimist” blog, “Our Girl in Kabul.
  8. Brad Shear’s Mohawk Hudson Humane Society blog, “Puppy Mills, Pet Stores and Microchips.
  9. Brian Huba’s “Cat’s Pajamas” blog, “Repeal the 22nd.
  10. Sara Rose Wheeler’s “Roaring Twenties” blog, “Living with sleep paralysis.
  11. Pete Bardunias’ Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce blog, “Infrastructure – a key component in manufacturing reivval.
  12. Assemblyman Jim Tedisco’s blog, “Time to swap-out old water, sewer infrastructure.
  13. Deb Best’s “Best for Success” blog, “Log On or Get Left Out.
  14. Fran Rossi Szpylczyn’s “There Will Be Bread” blog, “Your Catholic blogger on walls and bridges.
  15. Heather Fazio in the Books blog, “Politics? Tis the Season!
  16. Sonja Stark’s “PilotGirl” blog, “North Boston: a mix of dogs and military sentinels at sunrise.
  17. Rachel Baum’s “Bark: Confessions of a Dog Trainer” blog, “Is breed destiny?
  18. C. Anthony Burdette in the Comics Multiverse blog, “Too Many Thoughts on the DCU REBIRTH Announcement (Part 1).
  19. Lisbeth Calandrino’s “Success” blog, “You Gotta Wanna Want It.
  20. Ken Thurman’s blog, “Don’t Forget Dad.

Hmm… I start out looking for ten quality blogs from the past seven days, and I end up with twenty.  What is this, the third week in a row I’ve done that?

Heck, maybe I should just make the list a “Twenty For Thursday” wrapup…

Gotta think about that.  But while I do, enjoy these great blogs and writings and observations from the Capital District’s top community and independent bloggers.