Best of our TU Independent Blogs, October 27, 2016: Ten for Thursday

It’s official.  Last night, after holding out for a few days, I finally put fresh batteries in my apartment thermostat, and activated the heating unit.  I couldn’t make it to November 1st.  Dangit. But no matter if my apartment is hot or cold, I’m still able to put together a great list of the Times…

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Best of our TU Independent Blogs, October 20, 2016: Ten for Thursday

There’s some fantastic blog posts this week from the Times Union’s collection of independent and community bloggers, and I really think that you’ll enjoy what you see here.  Besides, after what turned into a very nasty Presidential debate, we could all use a little eyebleach.  Yes? Here we go.  Let’s start. This week’s blog goodness…

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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…

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You never forget your first time…

And for me, my first time was July 23, 2009. Yeah, it was later than most people’s “first times” but hey… I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it. Let me explain. I’ve been through several social media platforms in my lifetime, and many of them have either held great success, or were complete abject failures. …

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Best of our TU Community Blogs, October 6, 2016: Ten for Thursday

Hey there.  It’s time once again to showcase the best of the Times Union’s independent and community blogging crew.  And can I tell you – there’s some super-awesome writing this week.  Seriously super-awesome. But before I do anything, I want to share something a fellow blogger did that ISN’T part of the normal blog spectrum.…

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Best of our TU Independent Blogs, September 29, 2016: Ten for Thursday

And just like that … summer is drifting away. Hard to believe, right?  It seemed like summer just arrived three months ago, and now it’s fading off. Ha. But before we start raking leaves and carving pumpkins and reminiscing about the Blizzard of ’87… brrr, just thinking about that makes me chilly … Let’s review…

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Best of our TU Independent Blogs, September 22, 2016: Ten for Thursday

So last week I promised something new and different to this weekly wrap-up of the TU’s best independent and community blogwriters. First, let’s get started with ten blog posts you should read from the past seven days of the TU’s blog team. Rev. Sam Trumbore’s blog, “The Occupy Movement: Five Years Later.” (Read this first.)…

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Best of our TU Independent Blogs, September 15, 2016: Ten for Thursday

I received a message from Times Union blogger and author of The Opposite of Everything, David Kalish, yesterday.  He was tailoring his blog post, and wanted to know when I would be posting this week’s wrap-up of the weekly excellence of our independent and community  bloggers. I told him that I usually write the blog…

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

I hope you’re having a great morning.  And if you are, then these blog posts by the Times Union’s assemblage of community and independent bloggers will make your day even better. And if you’re not having a good morning, then these blog posts by the Times Union’s assemblage of community and independent bloggers will help…

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Best of our TU Independent Blogs, September 1, 2016: Ten for Thursday

So someone asked me … “Chuck, how do you choose and rank the blogs for each Thursday recap?” Simple.  I see which bloggers have sent me cookies or candy or other forms of tribute… Ha. Actually, I read the blogs, and those that catch my interest – whether I share the blogger’s opinion or disagree…

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