Thanksgiving now is a lot better than it was then

While it is a cliché to state what you're thankful for, I am thankful for what I have today and for the way things turned out.


Thankful for Thanksgiving

While I don't care much about Columbus Day (except that there's no school, which when my kids were younger was a pain), I do like Thanksgiving.


“Lead Me On”: Being thankful in an unfriendly land

Let Lincoln's words lead us back to remembering that this is a day of humility and healing, not of seeking bargains before the sun has set.


View from Indian country: Turkey with a side of death

The nation will be gathering for a day set aside for turkey eating and football. But underneath the merriment is a false history that is also celebrated.


The real turkey talk at our dinner table

My mother and stepfather live in Festus, Mo. They are working class folks.


Unions — a reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving  is a grand American holiday: secular, focused on family, food, friends, celebrating and giving.