Best of our TU Independent Blogs, December 8, 2016: Ten for Thursday

You know you’ve been waiting for this all week.  You wait for this like you wait for a brand new episode of your favorite TV show.

And yes, it’s time for another weekly recap of the Times Union’s best independent bloggers, the community writers and the raconteur eloquence.

So let’s get right to it.  This week’s batch of blog treats includes:

  1. Frank Robinson’s “Rational Optimist” blog, “William Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom!(Read this first.  No, read the book first, then read this blog post.)
  2. Andy Gregory’s 518 Music “CRUMBS” blog, “The Incomplete List of Ha Ha, Ho Ho and Oh No Holiday Music from the Local 518.
  3. Assemblyman John T. McDonald’s blog, “Train Horn Quiet Zone Project Moves Forward in Cohoes.
  4. Assemblyman Jim Tedisco’s blog, “Remembering Marv Cermak, a man for all seasons.
  5. Rob Hoffman’s “Hoffman Files” blog, “Book Banning: coming to a school district near you.
  6. Susanne Marie Poulette’s new blog, “An offer I couldn’t refuse.(NEW BLOGGER!! NEW BLOGGER!!)
  7. David Kalish’s “The Ruminator” blog, “School district rejects push to preserve a wooded oasis in Clifton Park.
  8. Sara Rose Wheeler’s “Roaring Twenties” blog, “Where I’ve been.
  9. Roger Green’s “Information Without the Bun” blog, “Joe Hittorff, Jr. – Dec. 2, 1916 – Dec. 7, 1941.
  10. Rev. Sam Trumbore’s blog, “Minimalist Christmas?

And now let’s check out the undergrads and see what they’ve written…

  1. Dylan Rossiter in the high school blog, “Student bridges gap between Scouts and Athletics.
  2. Graciana Cox, Scotia-Glenville High School, “Mental health and teens of today.
  3. Katie Lembo in the college blog, “One year later.

Have a great day everybody, and enjoy these and other Times Union community and independent bloggers!