Thanksgiving: An American Treasure

Thanksgiving family

“I’m sorry, guys. The gravy’s not quite ready. Seems it always takes longer than I expect.” The family is getting restless. One person snitches a pickle off the relish plate thinking she’s not been seen. The farmer lifts a lid off a pot to peer inside. A four-year-old stares at…  Read More

Independence Day in 2212?

Independence Day Flag

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays: Hot dogs sizzling on the grill, watermelon chilling under a shade tree, ice cream freezing, kids playing under a rotating sprinkler, and a flag fluttering in the gentle breeze. At sundown, the local fireworks extravaganza will bring neighbors together and light up…  Read More