Insert obligatory Thanksgiving post here


Although somewhat expected, it’s probably a good idea for me to do some kind of an inventory of things I’m thankful for this year; it’s frankly been kind of a crappy year.

So! To shift my mindset, here are (some of) the things I am thankful for:

  • my good health
  • the good health of my family
  • the health insurance we all enjoy to keep it that way
  • reconnecting with (and making new) friends, in virtual and physical worlds
  • a job that challenges me and keeps me on my toes, in addition to paying me a salary
  • a daughter who does the same thing (except for the salary part)


Hope you all had a safe, happy, and abundant Thanksgiving. May we all be fortunate enough to do it again next year.


Thanks …

… an incomplete list, in no particular order:

  • loving family
  • wonderful friends
  • bright, (usually) cheerful, talkative, funny, interesting kiddo
  • understanding, affectionate, unflappable, stalwart spouse
  • continued good health of those above (and myself)
  • beautiful music
  • supportive, hard-working, intelligent colleagues
  • thoughtful and inquisitive students
  • fuzzy, cuddly pets!
  • sturdy roof over my head
  • literal and metaphorical warmth
  • peace

Giving thanks

Cliché? Ah, well.

Here is a but a small smattering of things I am thankful for today, in no particular order:

  • the good health of my loved ones (and me!)
  • that I have enough resources to provide for myself and my family, with some left over for others who are not as fortunate
  • access to clean water
  • the ability and support to further (and further and further …) my education
  • my friends and family and pets
  • The beautiful weather we’ve enjoyed this fall
  • Beethoven. And the Muppets.