Day Before Thanksgiving Ramble

This is my first year ever to really cook a Thanksgiving dinner, which we’re taking to my boyfriend’s parents’ house tomorrow. We were originally going to have them over, but as our apartment building nightmare isn’t quite over yet, I’m still not comfortable with guests at our place. This is the result of one of those awkward “I’m a vegetarian and can’t do that thing you do every year, can we please do something else?” moments with Reed’s parents. They traditionally drive out to Salado to eat at the Stage Coach Inn, which cooks a “traditional” meal that basically consists of meat and chicken stock. Thankfully, they’re very accommodating and sweet. And… Read More

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Lazy Video Post: When is Thanksgiving?

Pulled from John Green’s Crash Course in History series, When Is Thanksgiving is one of my favorite tellings (on Youtube) of the real story of the weird history of starving capitalists and religious zealots invading the northeast coast of North America.  

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A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving!

The creators of Tiny Hamster at the Hello Denizen Youtube channel have put together a tiny Thanksgiving feast for hamsters and their friends! Tiny pie, tiny cranberry sauce, tiny Turkey stand-in that domestic rodents can eat… I can’t get enough of this ridiculous series.  

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Do you fear what I fear? A meditation on the holiday season

An unseasonal frozen hell approaches North America. Do you fear what I fear? To some people, the colder months mean a time of family and celebration, feasting and joy. Some of us, however, know the horrible truth. Winter is a time of demons, of death, of confronting natural forces that can lay waste to entire civilizations, through starvation, disease, and madness.  We take comfort in the gatherings, and we are deeply grateful for the feasting, but at the bottom of our shadowed hearts is the understanding that we gather because there is strength in numbers. If the day finally comes that the screaming winds of winter shatter out of a… Read More

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