Thanksgiving truisms

There will be cheese. And sausage. And crackers. And olives. And candied jalapeƱos. The kitchen windows will be steamy and there will be two turkeys and stuffing and mashed potatoes and sweet potato souffle and creamed corn and collard greens and brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce and gravy. And leftovers for a week. The pie… Continue reading Thanksgiving truisms

Let’s raise a glass

Here we are again, my old friend November. You're a formidable foe, but you're on the way out for another year and I'm still writing. So, here's to you, November, and your relentlessly grey skies, your bare branches, your frozen water bucket mornings, your summerish deceptions, your early dusks, your inevitable lurch towards winter. I… Continue reading Let’s raise a glass

Thank you, Mr. Turner

Thanksgiving eve and the snow's coming down like it thinks it's Christmas eve and maybe I should be writing the obligatory post about all I'm thankful for. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow. Or maybe I'll just think it and you'll know it already, because aren't we all thankful for mostly the same things? The kitchen… Continue reading Thank you, Mr. Turner

Thanksgiving: Sweetness and peace to you all

What We Need Is Here Geese appear high over us, pass, and the sky closes. Abandon, as in love or sleep, holds them to their way, clear in the ancient faith: what we need is here. And we pray, not for new earth or heaven, but to be quiet in heart, and in eye, clear.… Continue reading Thanksgiving: Sweetness and peace to you all

Thanksgiving is all about traditions

It's that time of year again, when we gather with those we love for a long weekend of overeating, marathon dish washing sessions, playing board games, taking dogs on long walks, drinking margaritas, and revealing embarrassing secrets (usually after drinking the aforementioned margaritas). Last year's theme was guilty pleasure songs. This year, we're sharing our… Continue reading Thanksgiving is all about traditions