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Thursday, November 25, 2010
I wish I was a good enough writer to come up with one of those deep, soul-searching Thanksgiving posts expressing what this holiday really is -- or should be -- all about. But I'm not. Anything I put up here today would come across as preachy, maudlin, or soaked in a sepia-tinted nostalgia for a past that certainly wasn't as good as my memory seems to think.
So I'll stick to posts about cable, lights, and the occasional moments of grace that flash like distant lightning across the parched brown hills overlooking Hollywood. Today, I leave the heavy lifting to one of my own favorite writers, Jon Carroll, a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He's been writing those columns for a long time now (somewhere between twenty and thirty years, I think), and has a way with words I can only dream of. Jon wrote a great column in today's Chron on the real meaning of Thanksgiving -- just eight hundred words or so, but well worth your time. Seriously.
You know what they say on TV -- read it with someone you love.
And have a wonderful Thanksgiving...