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Wishing all good things to you and yours. We are in New York to have Thanksgiving with my sister and brother-in-law and Suzanne’s family. Among the things I’m thankful for this year are a few odd “even though/nevertheless” items. Even though the world is very troubled, nevertheless I’m grateful for all instances of kindness and goodness I see. Even though my sister has a bad cancer, nevertheless I’m grateful that she’s doing very well under treatment.

Someone wrote on twitter last week that many extended families are too divided to eat turkey together this year. But we owe it to ourselves and the world to focus on the things we have in common. There’s nothing new about having to avoid politics and religion in big family gatherings. We know how to do that. There are many more things we have in common with others if we’re determined to find those things.

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