Save history one story at a time. November is a good time to start a family tradition of capturing and preserving family memories. The author uses examples from her own family. Encourage your children and everyone in your family to write annual or semi-annual autobiographies. Record older family members.
In honour of the Thanksgiving holiday author Randi G. Fine reflects on her life and expresses gratitude for the many blessings she has received.
I have now been blessed by thirty-six full moons since I arrived on my island. During the waxing and waning of the Wolf Moon of January through the Cold Moon of December, this once city girl has learned there are unexpected gifts in the most magical of places.
Julia McLean serves up an exotic Canadian Thanksgiving dinner to her friends in France.
Christine Roome reflects on the history of Thanksgiving, the emergence of autumn and her connection to the abundance and gratitude inherent in the season. The first day of fall has passed. Autumn brings with it the ancient Chinese wisdom of Yin. The natural balance of elements teeter totter to achieve a distinguished equilibrium, creating harmony […]
Thanksgiving was the only day we said grace at the dinner table when I was young. My father would ask us to take a moment to remember the underprivileged in other parts of the world, and those who did not have enough to eat, insisting that we were very lucky, indeed, to be sitting down to such a fine dinner together.
Then he’d make quite a show of sharpening the carving knife by drawing the blade back and forth menacingly against the steel.
Sometimes our lives are marked by events and sometimes events mark our lives. Michael Lebowitz writes about a Thanksgiving memory that has left an indelible footprint on his mind. It was cold. Damn. I had just moved into a new house. Blue walls, Day-Glo mandalas, no legged couches and a general sense of the ending of […]