Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

In Praise of the Sides

I hate turkey. There. I’ve said it. Does this make me a Thanksgiving Grinch? When I was a kid my family only ate turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we ate it at a relative’s house. I was never impressed … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzturkey for Thanksgiving

While he was a writer of prodigious talent, F. Scott Fitzgerald has never been at the top of anyone’s list of chucklemeisters. But this voice of the Jazz Age certainly knew how to crack wise on the subject of Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Duck Confit

Some years Thanksgiving involves a big ol’ celebration with loads of people, but this has been such a busy autumn for us, with too much out-of-towning, that Himself and I decided on a quiet meal at home alone this time. … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For the Food of the Gods

Since we’re West Coast transplants, we typically try to find others like ourselves who aren’t surrounded by family here and invite them over for Thanksgiving. This time we hosted Peter and Julie, an Australian couple, people we met at church … Continue reading

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She Ain’t Heavy . . . She’s My Earthling

A couple of days after Thanksgiving, we visited the Griffith Park Observatory and mused over one of the new exhibits in the revamped and expanded facility, one devoted to the individual planets. In each planet’s section, you can read up … Continue reading

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