Best of our TU Community Blogs, July 21, 2016: Ten for Thursday

Before we start this week’s roundup of the best blogging from the TU’s community and independent blogs, I need to pass along a shout-out to fellow TU independent blogger Rob Hoffman.

In addition to running his popular “Hoffman Files” blog on the TU, Rob Hoffman has just released his first published book.  “The Hoffman Files: No Harm, Many Fouls” is now available for purchase on Amazon, and is based on works found in his TU blog.  Rob is one of several TU community and independent bloggers who have authored their own books.  Certainly you’ve picked up a copy of David Kalish’s “The Opposite of Everything,” or Gina Peca’s “I Wouldn’t Change a Thing” books, right? Or maybe some baseball-religion book called “The Robins of Iverhill,” maybe?

Anyways, congratulations Rob, you’ve done well and I hope your book sells a ton of copies!!

See, this is what happens when you have great Times Union bloggers out there.  They can write so many fantastic blog posts, that at some point in time, the blog posts can turn into a book of its own.

And this week’s bumper crop of TU community bloggers includes observations, remembrances, opinions and considerations that are worth your attention.

Take a look.  Trust me on this.

This week’s amazing blogwork includes:

  1. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s blog, “The Wall That Heals: A unique opportunity to pay tribute to heroes.(Read this first.)
  2. Professor Warren Roberts’ blog, “Tragedy turned into political capital.
  3. Aaron Bush in the Fiber Arts blog, “The Divisive Orange Candidate.
  4. Judi England in the “Holistic Health” blog, “Four rooms.
  5. Rob Hoffman’s “Hoffman Files” blog, “Funny money.
  6. Lale Davidson’s “Out of the Ordinary” blog, “Summer Rant.
  7. Fran Rossi Szpylczyn’s “There Will Be Bread” blog, “What will we choose?
  8. David Kalish’s “The Ruminator” blog, “Finding a decent place to write ain’t easy.
  9. Sara Rose Wheeler’s “Roaring Twenties” blog, “Eating pizza almost ruined my summer musical.
  10. Michael Rivest’s blog, “Heartbreak in Baton Rouge.

Have a great day everyone, and make sure to download Rob Hoffman’s new book.  And David Kalish’s book.  And Gina Peca’s book.  And a few other books by the Times Union’s community blogging team.

You will enjoy.