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Thanksgiving Is Meant For The Bad Times As Much As The Good

Gratitude is a virtue. It’s moral and it’s healthy. Thanksgiving is a day to practice this virtue, rendering the efforts to rebrand the holiday an attack on thankfulness itself. In times of war and times of peace, there is always reason for pain. That we have a holiday dedicated to gratitude does not invalidate any of these reasons. It soothes…

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Trying To Camp In A 20-Degree Snowstorm Gave Me A New Appreciation For The Pilgrims

I went camping last weekend, or at least I tried. On Saturday, I embarked with a pair of friends on a wilderness trip about two hours northwest of Boulder, Colorado. Our plan was simple: set up an entire outdoor kitchen and cook a gourmet dinner by dusk. We didn’t make it to sunset. After the kitchen was set, charcuterie was…

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