thanksgiving. calvin. words on a page. charity. rain. kisses. cheese bread with butter. long, warm autumns. fluffy nellie dog. humor. chef michael. dry-brined turkey. memories of dad carving it. diversity. cannabis oil for calvin. seizure-free days. a little extra sleep. mashers. pumpkin, pecan and apple pies. friends, new and old. mellow child. cranberry sauce and gravy. generosity. candle light. love. bourbon on ice. altruism. mom. curried butternut squash. children. the clink of glasses. teachers and helpers. potus. gifford's old fashioned vanilla ice cream. barbara. ambient light. music. wit. fires in the wood stove. roasted brussels sprouts with parmesan and truffle oil. progressive thought. red wine flowing. a job, a house, clean water and electricity, food on the table, clothes on our backs. leftovers.