It’s Thanksgiving today, my favorite holiday. It brings all of the best aspects of celebration–gatherings of family and friends, good food lovingly prepared, reflection on the present, reminiscence of times past, talking, laughter–without the pressure of gift-giving, commercialism, and who-can-outdo-whom expectations. I love everything about this day. I love the preparation, the anticipation, and even the tired cleaning up. I hope you’re spending this day with people you love; if you’re not, there’s always room at my table.