Oh, where to start…

So we all took a break from the blog to celebrate Thanksgiving (or basically wander off and do Other Stuff), and now we’re back. While we were apart, a recount in Wisconsin was started, and the Clinton campaign will participate.. Fidel Castro died. So did Mrs. Brady. And Det. Harris (and thanks, Leftover, for the reminder). …

Today is Giving Tuesday

So it goes Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday (I guess we all get Sundays off) and then? Giving Tuesday, a modern-day phenomenon started by New York City’s 92nd Street Y. Odd that it comes after we’ve all shopped our asses off, but there you are: Now we can be generous. Please consider …

On being grateful…

…even while I know this is something that might come back and haunt her when she’s an adult: My son and his family started a new Thanksgiving tradition this year, where we all held hands over the blessing, and then each person said what they were most thankful for. I was just standing to listen …

On being grateful…

…this week, I offered two sets of students the option of not coming to class the Monday/Tuesday of Thanksgiving week (University of New Haven closes for Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday-Friday), and neither class took me up on it. They opted, instead, to come to class, ostensibly because they didn’t want to add to their work load …

November means Thanksgiving, and groaning tables and sharing and…

…being grateful, of course. So this month, I’m going to try something that’s pretty corny and I’ll probably regret it but: Every day this month, I’m going to write about something for which I am grateful. Today? I am grateful for second winds. I’ve been sucking wind these past few days, unable to rev up to my usual …