Best of our TU Independent Blogs, October 13, 2016: Ten for Thursday

Hey everybody, who wants to see the latest recap of the best Times Union independent and community blog posts?

I know you do.  That’s why you’re reading today’s post right now.

So settle in, grab your coffee or your orange juice, and enjoy these great posts from the TU’s independent and community blogging team.

And before I start this week’s recap, I want to congratulate TU community blogger David Kalish on his essay, “A Path to Fatherhood,” being read as part of NPR / WBUR Boston’s “Modern Love” podcast.  Take a listen if you have a moment.  You’ll enjoy it.

And this week’s harvest includes:

  1. Phyllis Alberici in the Fiber Arts blog, “And you thought no one was watching: PayPal edition.(Read this first.)
  2. Reece T. Williams’ blog, “You’ve been lied to about today for many years.
  3. Walter Ayres’ blog, “Prayer before the election.
  4. David Kalish’s “The Ruminator” blog, “As clock ticks, fate of a wooded refuge in Clifton Park hangs in balance.
  5. Sonja Stark’s “PilotGirl” blog, “Stargazing on Columbus Day.
  6. Jaye McBride’s blog, “This election: bad for America, great for Twitter!
  7. Heather Fazio’s blog, “Screw manners.
  8. Rob Hoffman’s “The Hoffman Files” blog, “70s pop songs; for when good music simply won’t do.
  9. Albany County Comptroller Michael Connors’ blog, “Homecoming … this Sunday, October 16th.
  10. Rev. Sam Trumbore’s blog, “Healing Through Repentance.

And now let’s check out the college and high school blogs, shall we?

  1. Dylan Rossiter, Maple Hill High School: “School Superintendent overreacts to volunteer coach clowning around.
  2. Rachell Coppolo, Middleburgh High School: “10 tips for applying to college.
  3. Peggy Hogan Rao, St. John Fisher College, “Take a breather, You’re Halfway There.

There you go.  Have a great day everybody, enjoy these blogs, and if you know of other community or independent TU bloggers that deserve some consideration in the upcoming weeks, please list them in the comments below!