Happy Thanksgiving

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Unlike a lot of my fellow Americans, I won’t pretend that this holiday celebrates anything other than being with family and eating an insane amount of food (which could probably feed a small, poor country for a year).  I won’t pretend that this holiday is about how great the Pilgrims were to the Native Americans, because that would be historical revisionism at work (and I’m a stickler for getting my history “right,” as far as right can be).

Instead, this post is about celebrating what the holiday really means to me:

  • Being with friends or family and enjoying a meal together, without all the hubbub of daily life
  • Saying thanks for the things I have, whether material or personal
And that means I need to say some “thanks” to all of you.
Thank you all for reading this blog, leaving comments, and otherwise making this whole blogging thing an enjoyable experience!
May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, even if you don’t live in the U.S.  In fact, I’m of the opinion that Thanksgiving should be universal.  Tonight, when you have dinner with your loved ones, take a moment to think about how wonderful it is to have them there with you.  And then say thanks.
Have a great day!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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