Thanksgiving is an amazing holiday with amazing food and a chance to make amazing memories with our amazing families... in theory.
Elections are in the public interest, designating the propriety of public works, impacting every single member of the public -- so therefore we must have public financing for campaigns. When the candidate with the most money wins over 90 percent of the time, it's not an election, it's a rich kid's birthday party.
War On Christmas,
Why do I have to keep Thanksgiving and Christmas separate? Why can't I slog egg nog on Thanksgiving while screeching out Christmas carols, eating my cheese ball, enjoying my lights twinkling on the Christmas tree AND being grateful for everything I have in my life?
A Day At Home With A Newborn,
Stay At Home Moms,
Stay At Home Mothers,
Here's a glimpse into what it's really like to be home with a newborn. I warn you, it's a long post, but then again, anyone who's ever done this parenting shtick will understand why.
Kessler Rehabilitation Center,
I Sang: Memoirs Of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl,
Spinal Cord Injuries,
It was October of 2012. I had just released my book, I Came, I Saw, I Sang: Memoirs of a Singing Telegram Delivery Girl. While I should have been happy, I wasn't.
Eschewing a cardinal unspoken rule of traditional radio, "Thou shalt not eat on the air", Grabbing Lunch's Matt Knudsen tucks into the midday meal at different restaurants and chats amidst the clatter of tableware and the chatter of nearby diners.
Put a glass of something in your right hand. Go sit yourself down next to your brother or sister and look them straight in the eye. They can see emotion coming a mile away. Therefore, they will get nervous, tell some really lame joke to deflect and head straight for the kitchen.
Why do I live here? Aw, hell -- I don't know, November 18th, Wind chill eight below. Forty-five years now, In this stupid state, You'd think I'd adjust, But, no -- I still hate.
When everyone's going around the table announcing what they're thankful for in a few days, keep the fact I don't have Instagram in mind just in case you can't come up with anything else.
Doctors Without Borders,
Monica Bill Barnes,
Comedy Benefit Show,
Doctors Without Borders Ebola,
Who: Anna Bass, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Fred Armisen, Jessica Delfino, Regina Spektor, Jack Dishel, Greg Barris, Janeane Garofalo, Elna Baker, Jessica Williams, Ted Leo, Jena Friedman, Mike Hoaglin Where: Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl, New York, NY When:
If you are one of my dear friends, then one of two things happened: 1. You clawed your way in (bravo!) 2. We were confined together for a long period of time and forced to talk.
Thanksgiving of 1621 was a minor feat compared to the one of 2003. Sure, the Separatists aboard the Mayflower faced their fair share of tribulations. They'd been driven out of England after years of religious persecution, forced to find spiritual haven in a new land. They boarded a ship and...
I mean, it's great that we all possess a hidden wellspring of compassion that allows us to extend a hand to a stranger in trouble, but I don't know what I'd do if I found out the person to whom I was about to extend a kindness actually admitted to liking Jack Reacher.
By now we should all know that our government is here for the rich and powerful Wall Street people, and they forgot about the ordinary street people. I think more people would help if they only knew how much fulfillment and happiness is generated by helping others.
No more registering when we should not have to, no more collecting our taxes without each taxpayer having a say in how they are spent. (And yes, you could still write in your own gag candidate of choice, be it Grumpy Cat, Homer Simpson or Lyndon Larouche.)
And that realization snapped me out of this pilgrim-induced haze. I cannot do that. I'm not sure how much my dignity is worth, but it's worth more than a couple dozen no-teeth babies. I did let him down easy. For after all, this ship had sailed and it took the mussels with it.