Stella and I are meeting Catherine for dinner at Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet, where I at least will stuff myself mercilessly just as I did at Thanksgiving meals in my childhood. I doubt seriously I’ll be eating any turkey, especially not the one pictured… one thing I never cared for in my meat-eating days is meat’s tendency to be… um… stringy.
I hope all of you are with loved ones. Give thanks for relatives present, even the insufferable Tea Party uncle, and for those absent and blessedly far away. Give a thought to the soldiers, American and otherwise, especially those deployed reluctantly in truly senseless wars. Give thanks for the brave souls who #Occupy our institutions; they may yet save us from ourselves. Give thanks for Congress, and especially the Super Committee, who did not come to an agreement on a truly devastating evisceration of the social safety net as if it were a Thanksgiving turkey. Have extra helpings of stuffing and Social Security.
And give thanks for the Web. What would any of us do without it!