Best of our TU Independent Blogs, November 24, 2016: Ten for Thursday

So it’s Thanksgiving.  I’m sure everybody’s ready to binge on turkey and stuffing, gather with the family and longtime friends, and watch three football games to finish out the day.

Well, besides being Thanksgiving, it’s also Thursday.  And around the TU blog portal, that entails another tradition.

Yep.  It’s independent blog wrap-up day.

But before I do this week’s roundup, I want to congratulate one of our Times Union independent bloggers, Aaron Bush. as he and his pharaoh hound Halo won several ribbons at the Purina National Dog Show in Philadelphia last week.  Congratulations to both dog and master!

And here’s this week’s batch of TU blogs that you should read.  Enjoy.

  1. David Kalish’s “The Ruminator” blog, “In era of Trump, tips for keeping Thanksgiving civil.
  2. Roger Green’s “Information Without the Bun” blog, “Confederate States of America currency?
  3. Jaye McBride’s blog, “This is a job for a comedian.
  4. Aaron Bush in the Fiber Arts blog, “Good morning from the Purina National Dog Show in Philadelphia!
  5. Assemblyman John McDonald’s blog, “Thanksgiving … a time to give thanks, to heal and to respect.
  6. Frank Robinson’s “Rational Optimist” blog, “A compassionate society.
  7. Lale Davidson’s “Out of the Ordinary” blog, “Post-election decisions.
  8. Fran Rossi Szpylczyn’s “There Will Be Bread” blog, “Just walk.
  9. Rob Hoffman’s “Hoffman Files” blog, “Teachers really earned their pay … in 1872.
  10. Rabbi Matt Cutler’s blog, “Finding Meaning At This Season: My Thanksgiving Prayer 2016.

And now let’s check out the undergraduate blogs…

  1. Jess Winans in the college blog, “Being Home for Thanksgiving Is Really Weird.
  2. Katie Lembo in the college blog, “The journey to self-love, from a girl who didn’t love herself.
  3. Sydney Roffman, Guilderland High School: “Leslie Knope, The voice of hope.”

Okay, everybody have a great Thanksgiving and don’t overbinge on the turkey!