Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

As usual, the sun doesn't set on an entrepreneur so between baking pie, roasting turkey and making sure the kids get out and run off some energy, I'll be upgrading software for my e-commerce clients in advance of Cyber Monday.

I hope all reading this can find some peace this week, through Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year.

Usually I post a brief excerpt from Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower regarding how building a community takes hard work and compromise.  Not going to cut it this year.  Here's the link if you'd like to review.

After the kids are settled in for the night Pat and I will split a bottle of pinot noir and a viewing of Places in the Heart.

Not a typical Thanksgiving movie.  Or any holiday movie for that matter.

Places represents Sally Field's 2nd Oscar win.  The movie is set in Great Depression-era Waxahachie, Texas (yes, that's a real town, just outside of DFW).  Won't spoil the plot if you'd like to see it but my takeaway is that family and community can grow anywhere - whether you want it to or not - in places you can't imagine.  Forces outside that family can modify it, but not destroy it if you don't let them.  (Warning:  given the date and setting there is some blatant racial violence in a few scenes.  Parents, judge carefully and be ready for an intense conversation if you allow your children to watch.)

Also a movie I recommend for Sisterhood nights in Phi Mu or any sorority chapter gathering.

We'll be home for turkey day, so it's OK to stop by and pass judgement on my cooking.  :-)

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