would Thanksgiving Day be like without turkey, football and shopping? We may
never know, for we have managed to fill a special day of thanks and peace with
messages of entertainment, consumption of goods, and distraction from events that
have nothing to do with what this day was meant for.
Day should be a day that we reflect on who and what we are thankful for. It’s a
day we should contemplate what the world could look like if we lived in harmony
and peace. It’s not a day to do a book signing.
has run out of off-days or moments where we can escape from the hustle and
bustle, from the ordinary, from the routine challenges, hassles,
disappointments, and frustrations.
Day used to be a welcome respite from the insanity of life. Families and friends
gathered to do nothing but enjoy one another, to sit and talk, and to eat until
one couldn’t move -- not even to unbutton their pants.
it’s just a Super Bowl for shopping. It’s a day for distractions. For many
employees of retailers, it’s a day of work. So much for slowing down,
reflecting, and just sharing a free moment with loved ones.
am thankful for so many things and I want to feel a little bit of Thanksgiving
is with me every day, rather than feeling a little bit of every day on
Thanksgiving, for Jews, is even more distracting and busy, as it also marks the
beginning of Chanukah, a weird scheduling that is not supposed to repeat for
another 70,000 years.
should authors and publishers be thankful for?
more books were purchased last year than in the history of America
bookstores still exist
so many platforms exist to sell and promote our books
people still buy books even though free content litters the Internet
Jon Stewart, Today Show, and so many media outlets love books and authors
That, thanks to digital, our words may live forever and be sold long after we die
stupid politicians, greed, Wall Street executives, scandal-riddled celebrities,
and sexy models still say, do, and show things worthy of being the subject of a best-selling book
am thankful for my family, chocolate, books, dogs, beauty, travel, baseball,
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