Blood Gratitude

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for blood. It’s one of the most powerful metaphors in any language, and it is the substance by which we measure our humanity.Blood can mean death, of . . . . Continue Reading »


Thanksgiving Day, presently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, has been an annual tradition in the United States since 1863. It did not become a federal holiday until 1941. Thanksgiving . . . . Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving and Gratitude

    Thanksgiving is a holiday devoted to the virtue of gratitude which, one could argue, finds less than hospitable ground in the modern world. The Lockean position on nature, that it . . . . Continue Reading »

Happy Thanksgiving

Abraham Lincoln, one of my great heroes, declared the first Thanksgiving National Holiday on October 3, 1863 in the midst of the worst crisis in American history. Here is what he proclaimed:The year . . . . Continue Reading »