I'm also thankful for:
- my family, who loves me even when I don't pick up the phone, update them on my shenanigans, or keep them informed of what's going on in my world,
- Pam, who is laboring away so that tomorrow there will be a feast for me to eat with friends, her family, and a new puppy
- my memories of Kentucky and all who were introduced to my world via the J. Graham Brown School, JCPS, and the Louisville Writing Project (especially Sue McV and Alice)
- for a professional community who has given me an outlet to do what it is I tend to always be doing,
- to the young men who shared their lives with me when I was a doctoral student and who continue to participate in my ongoing learning of global inequalities,
- to the teachers I've met since I became the Director of CWP-Fairfield and the colleagues I work with who model excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service,
- to the Reading and Language Arts Center who provided a location that challenged me to be a better scholar and thinker than I ever thought I could be,
- for Chitunga, and the art of communication (including text messages) that helps us to better understand The Great Whatever and our relationship to it (and one another),
- for writers who have crafted the books I love to devour, digest, and share,
- for having shelter,
- for being an American at a particular point in global history - even with its hiccups and shortcomings, it continues to be the greatest civilization the Earth's ever known, and
- for today. I have today!
Every minute I spend in misery, I lose 60 seconds of happiness (and possibility)Have a great Thanksgiving! I hope you are surrounded by the people that bring you the greatest joy. I hope today is full of the possibilities you desire.