If you are in the USA, you know this is Thanksgiving
week with the holiday this Thursday. Thanksgiving is a time for
appreciating our blessings and all that is right in the world. The
American holiday got its start when the Plymouth pilgrims arrived with
the first feast organized in 1621. It was three days long and probably
included lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts,
hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey,
radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese – but we have reason
to believe there was no pumpkin pie or cranberries (two American
traditions in this day and age).

I have a lot to be thankful for including:

  • laura ruchiA healthy, strapping 14-year-old son and vivacious,
    spirited 7-year-daughter who just celebrated her first year in this
  • My wife, Laura Baron, is halfway through her third CD – you
    can hear her song for our daughter here, Heart of the Great Unknown – which will be on the
  • I am in good health and enjoy working out and
    the luxurious pleasure of time with my loved ones, as well as an
    occasional walk in the wilderness

Onseth gabe the
professional side:

I send you my heartfelt appreciation for sticking with me over the
weeks, months, and years. May your mojo be plentiful each and every
Monday – may you greet the dawn with a smile.

To paraphrase Phillips Brooks: Stand
up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet. Believe in
humanity. Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and
place. There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a
better place to live in.