Happy Thanksgiving

I only have time for a short entry this morning — I’m cooking the Thanksgiving Day feast, need to get started, and can only hope that it will turn out as beautiful as the photo to the right — so I want to cut right to the chase with a list of things I’m thankful for today:

  • My immediate family — my wife and son, whom I love very, very much.
  • My extended family, some of whom I will not see today as they live 3,000 miles away, others who might not make the trip north from Seattle due to the plentiful snow that is falling as I type this, and those who will brave the elements to join us and spend the night.
  • My health, which despite some aches and pains from a revived (after too many years) yoga practice and walking to and from work, is mercifully free of disease and disability.
  • My friends, many of whom take the time to read my humble little blog, and others whom I will hopefully be seeing soon over pints of beer, on the slopes of Mt. Baker, or sitting in a circle with our guitars, banjos, mandolins, and fiddles for some old-fashioned handmade music.
  • My community, the oasis of Bellingham, Washington, full of hard-working people committed to a better future despite the political and governmental dysfunction all around us.
  • My heroes, people all over the world who are doing the challenging and critical work of helping others in need.
  • My artists, for the poet makes grief beautiful.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

One thought on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Happy Thanksgiving from the rest of your family, who miss you very much, and wish you could have been with us this year. It’s way too warm here, Ilene’s boys have gone into the ocean it’s that warm. We wish you could have escaped the snow of WA for the heat and humidity of SC. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyous Hanukkah! Love you!

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