I am thankful for all kinds of crap.
The humorous phrase I use in real life is much more foul than that, you can imagine.
But it's truthful.
My kid, my mom, my family, colleagues, friends -- bar or otherwise -- I am thankful. Particularly for readers of my newspaper and readers of this blog.
The list of thankful crap: relish trays, Christian Watson, a nice cup of tea, my mom's spaghetti recipe, a Jack Daniels Manhattan, fish fry (my order is in as I write this), a beautiful sunset on a frigid northern Wisconsin night, cold days where I can shop for meat during the lunch break and not have to unload it until I get home because nature serves as my refrigerator, when anyone laughs, a text from a good friend, bacon frying.
Damnit, I'm starting to sound like a Tom T. Hall song.
I celebrated Thanksgiving by going to the Steakhouse where there was enough food to feed a football stadium. I was surrounded by friends who work there, friends from the community and met some new folks. I might have appeared to some as the old guy by himself but nothing could be further from the truth.
Early bed and a late sleep, a stop at work and then burger and a beer for lunch.
I'm a pretty lucky cat.
Peace unto Ukraine and peace and a burger and a beer unto all of you my brothers and sisters.