All right, all right, this week I have to retain self control.
If I say “ten for Thursday,” it has to be ten. Ten of the Times Union’s best community and independent bloggers. Ten blogs by people who write for the love of their opinion and the desire to share their thoughts.
I gotta stop at ten. Or this Thursday feature is going to be like Dick Vitale picking seventeen freshmen for his ten “Diaper Dandies” list.
Come on, Chuck. Show some self-restraint.
Then again, it’s not like I’m saying the eleventh blog wouldn’t be as good as the other ten. Certainly it is. These are great writers and bloggers and thinkers and raconteurs.
And with that in mind… this week’s TEN blog “Diaper Dandies” include:
- Professor Warren Roberts, “Where have I been lately?“ (Read this first.) (Prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery, Professor.)
- Jessica Serfilippi in the “Animal Rights” blog, “Before you bring home a bunny for Easter.“
- Lale Davidson’s “Out of the Ordinary” blog, “Legal body trafficking.“
- Assemblyman Jim Tedisco’s blog, “Petition drive for Assembly to pass Kirby & Quigley’s Law.“
- Sara Rose Wheeler’s “Roaring Twenties” blog, “Ridiculous But Reasonable Reasons Why I Cried.“
- Jaye McBride in the comedy blog, “Once again, Caitlyn Jenner is not Jaye McBride.“
- Nina Marinello’s blog, “Club Sandwich Generation.“
- Rob Hoffman in the “Hoffman Files” blog, “Would a President Trump ‘measure up’?“
- Brian Huba’s “Cat’s Pajamas” blog, “The OJ divide.“
- Mary Martin’s “A Good Enough Life” blog, “Rampling and Smith: two films, two stars.“
- Sonja Stark’s “PilotGirl” blog, “Hiking to idiosyncratic truths on Halcott Mountain.“
- Frank Robinson’s “Rational Optimist” blog, “‘Our Kids’ and the real inequality.“
- Christina Stenson-Carey in the books blog, “Daniel Pinkwater, an appreciation.“
- Carl Strock’s blog, “The GOP: Hoist with its own petard.“
- Brad Shear’s Mohawk Hudson Humane Society blog, “New PSA to protect animals and people.“
And there you have it. Ten great blogs by ten great community and independent Times Union bloggers.
That’s right, I stopped at ten blogs, and I could have listed five more if I wanted to.