Happy Thanksgiving!

…to all of you.

Given recent events, I’m sure it will be a contentious gathering in millions of homes across the country. That’s a shame, because we ought, if we really want, to be able to put social and political externalities aside for one day.

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday, and a necessary idea. All it needs to make it work is for us to spend a few hours, together with those we love the most, being grateful for the things we have, instead of sullen about the things we don’t. The effect, if we can achieve it, is good, and lasting. But to achieve it requires, sometimes, a measure of inner discipline, and an inkling of the transcendent — both of which are in increasingly short supply these days.

Good luck and good wishes to you! I think we all have much to be thankful for. I know I do, and as always I thank you, readers, for visiting and commenting.


  1. Amen to that, mon ami.

    Posted November 24, 2016 at 2:19 pm | Permalink
  2. Great piece. We had a politics-neutral thanksgiving here in part because it is obvious that politics relates to life philosophy, and the process of finding that direction is more a case of listening to others and avoiding their illusions than shouting propaganda at other people. But mostly, it was about appreciation for other people.

    Posted November 25, 2016 at 4:58 am | Permalink
  3. Thanky Hapsgiving from the Seoul of Korea!

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted November 25, 2016 at 5:12 am | Permalink

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