Monday, November 23, 2015

SAR #15328


We're taking a few days off to brine a bird, visit family and pretend everything is normal. We expect to be back on Monday next.
But all in all, isn't there something wrong with a country that can survive on only one day a year of giving thanks and admitting advantage?

5 comments:

George Anderson said...

There are many Native Americans that agree with you, including a movement aimed at abolishing the holiday altogether.

Sort of redefines the term 'no good deed goes unpunished' from where they're standing.

But, cynicism aside, I wish you and yours the most pleasant of holidays and SAR is on my list of things I'm thankful for!

Thank you CKM, for all you do!

kwark said...

Indeed. I find it a bit ironic that among my circle of family and friends the folks who honestly treat Thanksgiving as a day to truly give thanks are the ones who've fairly recently immigrated. And who also are less likely to understand the price Native Americans paid/pay for our holiday.

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

Human evolution is "a way of the cross", as priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin put it. Our challenge is to do the best we can in the time that is given us - emphasis on "given" - as pioneering experimental psychophysiologist Gustav Fechner reminded us, "The greatest miracle is that anything exists at all."

Mike said...

Happy Thanksgiving Charles, and thanks for all your efforts.

L. Thom Foolery said...

You brined a bird too, eh? Good minds...