This year, I have so much to be grateful for. My beloved Jon and I continue healthy, Some of our friends and family are dealing with health issues, but right now, everyone seems to be coping and we are all here to share and to help. I have work I love doing, and I have you, dear readers, to cheer me on.

For me, this will be a weekend of visiting and cheer – from Jon’s 101-year-old mom to old (but younger!) friends who always pass through town this time of year. We will eat and drink and toast each other, hug and maybe cry. I know this is a difficult holiday for many, and this has been a challenging year. But if I could grant you all one holiday wish, it would be to share the love and companionship that I am grateful for, and to include you all in the warmth.

Happy Thanksgiving