Thanksgiving

What to Read Over Thanksgiving Weekend
November 28, 2013

With the long Holiday weekend ahead of us, here is a collection of links.

The Science of Gratitude Says Older Women Are Most Grateful
November 27, 2013

Take the test and see how you compare.

I'm Sick of Other Holidays, but I Still Love Thanksgiving
It's still inclusive and noncommercial. Be grateful.
November 26, 2013

Be grateful! The most American of holidays, ironically, is the one that resists the commercialism, competition, and cutsiness of modern American life. 

You Should Give Thanks It's Not One of These Ten Depressing World Holidays
November 26, 2013

From "Black Day" in South Korea to South Carolina's "Secession Day."

My Holiday Plea: Stop Complaining About the Holidays
November 26, 2013

Every year, the holiday haters show up earlier and earlier.

Why Are We Fascinated With Post-Election Romney?
December 04, 2012

This is so much more fun than 2008.

The End of the Forty-Year Peace Between Israel and Arab States
December 04, 2012

Yes, Israel just enjoyed 40 years of peace. No longer.

Who Won Israel's Latest War?
November 21, 2012

There is a measure of thanksgiving, or at least relief, in the land of Israel. With the ceasefire, Israelis are grateful that their young men waiting on the border—and almost everyone has a husband, son, brother, friend among those 70,000 reservists—will be spared the horrors of fighting in Gaza. They are grateful that the civilians in southern Israel can now emerge from their shelters.

Has The Tide Turned On Taxes?
April 17, 2012

Tax Day 2009 was a very steamy affair. As you may recall, tempers got so hot at several anti-tax Tea Party protests in Texas that the Lone Star governor who was riling up the crowds, one Rick Perry, declared that he might just be open to his great state seceding from the union. Just three years later, Tax Day 2012 has now passed in decidedly quieter fashion.

The Playful Modernist Ceramics of an American Master
January 04, 2012

Eva Zeisel, who designed some of the most beautiful ceramics of the twentieth century, died on December 30. She was 105, working on new designs almost to the end. I met her nearly forty years ago, when I responded to an advertisement for a part-time job on a bulletin board at Columbia. I was in my early twenties, recently graduated from the college.

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