7 and 7 on Saturday: August 19, 2017

As summer starts to wind down and our kids head back to class…

And we think about taking care of the garden and mowing the grass…

The struggles of the day, and we say, “This too shall pass…”

Let’s check out the 7 and 7 blog report – the blogs with plenty of class.

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7 and 7 on Saturday: August 12, 2017

It’s morning in America, rise and shine, grab your coffee and breakfast and enjoy these great blog posts by my friends and colleagues.  Seven posts from my former haunt at the Times Union, and seven posts from my blogroll.  Guaranteed to make your day a little bit brighter.

Let’s start with the TU community  blog posts, shall we?

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7 and 7 on Saturday, August 5, 2017

By the time you read this, I’ll be on the road to Syracuse.

See, today is “Drop-Off Day” for my nine – yep, nine – artworks for the New York State Fair’s competitions.  Six photographs, and three reclaimed wood items.  Wish me luck.

But before I hit the road, I wanted to take care of my usual Saturday morning post – a recap of seven community Times Union blog posts, and seven blog posts from my personal blogroll that I believe merit your attention.

So let’s have at it, shall we?

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7 and 7 on Saturday: July 29, 2017

It’s time for another wrapup of my favorite blogs and bloggers, beginning with seven posts from the community and independent blogs at my old blog portal, and then seven more posts from my current blogroll.  Take a read and enjoy!

But before I begin today’s wrapup, I want to bring your attention to a brand new blog on my blogroll.

Robert Eaton is a very talented Albany-based artist, and recently several of his woodblock prints were accepted into an upcoming art show.  In order to get them placed into nice gallery-appropriate frames, he’s currently holding a “name your price” art sale to defray the cost of purchasing the frames.  Here’s the link to his post; any purchases you can make would certainly help him achieve his goals.

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7 and 7 on Saturday: July 22, 2017

I have to make an executive decision regarding this blog recap.  And in this case, I’m making a very delineated exception for inclusion.

I’ve known Amy Biancolli for years.  We were students together at Hamilton College, and our paths crossed off and on ever since.  She’s an accomplished writer with several exceptional books to her credit.  She also has a personal blog, “Figuring Shit Out,” about her life and how life has affected her.

So I’ve added Amy to my blogroll of “Friends of Mine Whose Blogs I Thing You Should Read.”  And from time to time, I’ll recap her best posts in the “7 from the blogroll” section of the “7 and 7” blog recap.

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7 and 7 on Saturday: July 15, 2017

We have an amazing crop of blogs this week, and they really deserve your attention.  As per our Saturday formula, I’ll list seven blogs from my community blogging friends at the Times Union, and then seven blogs from my blogroll.  And if you have any suggestions about blogs or bloggers that I should include in this list, by all means let me know.

And let’s start this week with the Times Union community blogging team.  There’s some really strong ones this week, including:

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7 and 7 on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hey everybody, it’s time for a Saturday wrapup of blog posts from my friends and colleagues that I believe deserve your attention.  First we start with seven blogs from my old haunt, community and independent bloggers from the Times Union – and then seven blogs from my blogroll that I think deserve your attention.

Ready?  Set?  Here we go!

Starting with the Times Union blog portal, check these posts out:

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