Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

A tale of two shoes in four short paragraphs

A man I don’t know walked past me, carrying a pair of my shoes. He went out the door, but I didn’t try to stop him. The long white laces were tied together, and the shoes were draped over his … Continue reading

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‘The Last Waltz’ and other Thanksgiving rituals snuck up on me

It’s scary sometimes how the mind works. Mine, anyway. When Michelle came home from work the other night carrying cameras, backpacks and other tools of the photography trade, I greeted her at the door with, “Take a load off!” It’s not … Continue reading

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No need to wait until Thanksgiving to express gratitude

It might be said that it’s too early for this, a Thanksgiving piece. Not so. Every day is pretty much Thanksgiving for me. I’m one of the lucky ones. Five things I am thankful for: I have three healthy sons … Continue reading

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