Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I certainly did; it’s always my favorite holiday, thanks to being with loving family, and my Aunt Linda’s as-always simply magnificent cooking (though a shout-out to my cousin Marni for her delicious sweet-potato with pecans dish, mmmm good.)
We start today with President Obama, who I am thankful for, believe it or not. I do criticize the President quite a bit here on the blog, because liberals like me are often disappointed that he’s not liberal or progressive enough. But Andrew Sullivan, as he often does, has snapped me back into reality, and given me a dose of perspective, on our President. Obama actually has done quite a few good things in his almost three-year term so far, and I think sometimes we liberals forget that.
And hey, it could be a lot worse, I’m reminded every time I watch one of the GOP debates.
Check out Sullivan’s excellent take on Obama here.
**48 years ago last Tuesday, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. I thought I’d seen and heard about every single detail of that awful day in Dealey Plaza, but this short video from the New York Times was really fascinating. It explains why, on a perfectly clear and sunny day on Nov. 22, 1963, one man stood in the crowd holding a black umbrella.
Really interesting, and worth five minutes of your time.
**Finally, a wonderful website in the spirit of Thanksgiving. Epicthanks.org has a very simple premise: You go on there, upload a photo of someone you’re thankful for, and then write a few sentences about why you’re so thankful.
Such a simple concept. But such an uplifting place to visit.