Happy Thanksgiving

I’m posting this from Windows in the new computer (I ended up using the Microsoft tool to build a boot drive). I’m loading software on it now, while following my Thanksgiving tradition of watching the Lions lose.

Given the events of the past year since the election, it’s hard to be thankful, but I’m guessing that we’ll have a lot more to be after the election next year, if the country survives the lunatics currently running it that long.

But we have our health, and we’re financially comfortable. I’m continuing to look forward to the next year, and years in space, and feel like we are finally on the verge of achieving the things I’ve been hoping for for decades.

Here are some interesting links: Why we should be thankful for the Pilgrims, and no, we didn’t steal the land from the natives. The latter isn’t a new piece, but it’s a useful corrective to those who oppose the settlement of space because it’s “colonialization.”

I hope that all of my readers are having a good day as well.

[Late-afternoon update]

It’s the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving.

8 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Since last Thanksgiving outrageous fortune has ruled my life. There have been pitfalls and windfalls, and today I have more reasons to give thanks than I have in years. Here’s hoping you are all having an excellent day. Cheers!

  2. The Lions lost? When I had tuned into the game, they were ahead by one after their quarterback capable of short yardage passes kept connecting with this Hockenson fellow for 1st downs? I thought the Lions were rolling?

  3. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, acorn squash. I do not have TV, as such (too far for broadcast, no cable in the wilderness, satellite not worth it), so I watched DVD of Battlestar Galactica 2.0 (it’s better than I remembered). I wondered if Caprica Six has pubic hair (probably not).

    1. And on Racist Black Friday, I bought a new Fire tablet. My 2012 model is starting to fall apart, literally. I’d go back to work on Racist White Monday, but I’m retired.

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