by Douglas Itkin

Sometimes at my family’s Thanksgiving dinner table, my mother has asked everyone to name things we’re thankful for, which is followed by sighing from some and deep thinking from others.  This year I’m getting a head start by posting here in my wife’s website.  My short, somewhat random list:  My wife and two kids, my sister and nephew, my parents, my grandparents, extended family, friends, health, job, public school teachers, flow, soccer, windsurfing, Obama, photographs, movies, NPR, Apple, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Polartec fleece, Keen, Kidoinfo.com, the light two minutes after sunset, wind and solar power, quiet after a snow storm, giant trees, Grossinger blintzes, Ryvita, mac and cheese, stuffing, and the generosity of strangers.

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