This Thanksgiving, you could pull out the same old turkey recipe your family has been making for years (decades! millennia!). Or you could take cues from some of the best chefs in the country and treat the bird like they do.
I could decry the stores that open on Thanksgiving Day, Or how, among the young, antisocial media holds sway, Ferguson's cry for justice that the system will not heed, The millions in our country who will spend the day in need.
I spied an endearing act of kindness the other day while picking up a few items at a local store. A young boy standing in the check-out line holding a piggy bank received both a gift and a lifelong lesson when the store manager refused to take the little boy's money to pay for the bank.
The Turkey Day Top 10 features YouTube favorites like Ryan Higa, freddiew and Fred! But perhaps the most notable addition is Nicole Westbrook's breakout "It's Thanksgiving" viral video, which has only been on YouTube since November and already comes in at #2!
Your dinner this year doesn't have to be the same-old, same-old. You could try scaling back -- will anyone notice fewer sides on the table? -- or go all-out radical and serve some non-traditional Thanksgiving foods. Brace yourself: your holiday meal may just be exciting!
My son is a fireman-in-the-making, and last year, we baked brownies for Christmas and brought them over. This year, we can start a new tradition and bake them for Thanksgiving too. It's all about giving back and being grateful.