November 23, 2005


Posting this today, for my readers who won’t be on a computer tomorrow.

If I had time, I’d write an essay on what Thanksgiving means to me. I don’t, so I’ll borrow from a comment I left on Karen’s Blog, and edit that a little bit.

For years I have watched people celebrate Thanksgiving by basically eating and thanking God for what they have. I think that’s fine, if they want to do that.

I like to acknowledge the people I know for many of the good things I am thankful for in my life. And since I can actually thank them for real, this becomes an opportunity at Thanksgiving, and a bit of a tradition of my own.

I started thinking about it when I saw people thanking God for miracles of modern medicine which were surely the result of the hard work of a number of scientists, researchers and doctors, and administered by their own doctor. People deserve to be acknowledged and thanked rather than have their efforts trivialized.

Go ahead and thank God if you are so inclined. But why not also thank the actual people?

So, here is a bit of that.

My dear blog readers: thanks for participating in this little hobby of mine. For those who comment: your feedback is valuable to me and is part of what justifies having a weblog. Thanks to all the people who repeatedly visit and subject themselves to my weblog, thanks for the attention. I appreciate your traffic.

So, thanks..

Posted by James at November 23, 2005 1:11 PM
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And thanks for providing an interesting place where we can all congregate.

Posted by: briwei at November 23, 2005 2:03 PM

Well said, Brian. And "Thank You," James. Oh, and "You're Welcome." Celebrate this and every other day and all the family and friends and good fortune you can pack in. Slainte.

Posted by: ThirdMate at November 23, 2005 2:35 PM

What a nice thought. Yes, thanks for providing the forum that has allowed me to keep in touch with people I hardly get to see anymore.

Posted by: Mike L. at November 23, 2005 3:24 PM

Thank you, JP!

Posted by: soxfan at November 23, 2005 3:36 PM

Thanks James!

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 23, 2005 6:38 PM

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