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linda-pack-butler's picture
Nov.27.2011
Three boxes are stacked on the dining room table. Garnet Hill, it seems, has delivered Mere's Christmas present early. The familiar Amazon logo is on the middle box. At the bottom of the pile is the familiar red, white and blue of a large Express Mail package, dented and slightly torn. I try to...
valerie-fern's picture
Nov.26.2011
I guess I’m ‘outta-da-loop’ because I thought the latest craze this Thanksgiving is deep-frying the bird.  My aunt informed me they’ve been sizzling the poor fowls in oil for years.  Anyway, thank god it wasn’t the “in thing” when I managed the park or we could have very easily...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.26.2011
Writing science fiction, I've realized how often I like creating other societies and worlds. I pause a moment to remember Anne McCaffrey, RIP. She passed away this week, but not until after opening up worlds of adventures and interesting societies and people. I read that she began writing her...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.25.2011
Spent yesterday in thanksgiving, culminating with a celebration with friends. I spent most of the day reading fiction and sometimes watching football. Our friends own a restaurant. They close for business at four, and then invite friends and family in for Thanksgiving dinner.  The food was...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Nov.25.2011
The Thanksgiving meal is over, visiting family and those who take residence here have dispersed and I find myself in a rare place of solitude.  Seeing my nieces and nephew in varying stages of teenhood and adulthood (they are all now in the double digits) is both fascinating and wistful....
g-kasten's picture
Nov.24.2011
Relatives have special knowledge about us, and a way of touching our inner core. Sometimes that means being reminded about our strengths and values; sometimes it means being reminded about how hard we've worked to change. If you spent Thanksgiving with relatives, tell me what truths they reflected...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.24.2011
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!  Here's a list of things I'm thankful for this time around:   --A bigger, better house that I hope the previous owner would be proud I'm in and taking care of it.   --Writing is picking up; I'm completing more.  (Four more short stories ready to...
annette-talbert's picture
Nov.24.2011
Thanksgiving- the "family" holiday. It's the one holiday that really stands out as a gathering for family.There are no buffers or distractions; no Santa, no Easter baskets, no costumes. There is nothing except recreating the family dinner table experience. Often it is the only time the extended...
bob-mustin's picture
Nov.24.2011
  Stephen Colbert: "Thanksgiving is a magical time of year when families across the country join together to raise America's obesity statistics. Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming...
sam-barry's picture
Nov.24.2011
Thanksgiving Eve: I am in Doctor’s Hospital in Coral Gables, Florida, pondering the mysteries of life.  Alone, after midnight, I find myself stumbling down an empty hallway, looking for food, tired and confused. I don’t know how I got here. I’ve wandered into a part of the hospital that is...