Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

In spite of it all, there really is a lot to be thankful for

The world we live in is harsh and ugly at times. And it’s easy to give in to despair. This, sadly, is doubly true for those of us, like me, who expend a good deal of their time and energy trying to avoid the grasp of depression, even in the best of times. It’s hard […]

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Should I care more that Walmart employees need to work on Thanksgiving?

Earlier today, I shared with some friends that, in the whole scheme of things, I’m not terribly pissed about Walmart opening their doors at 6:00 PM on Thanksgiving day. I shared this thought after having read several posts condemning the retail giant for denying their employees the ability to enjoy the holiday with their families. […]

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MarkMaynard.com’s first annual Simsgiving

For the past few years, I’ve marked Thanksgiving by posting the same damn thing on my site – a long, somewhat obscure, list of things that I’m thankful for, culminating in a scene from one of the Addams Family movies in which Wednesday Addams, portraying Pocahontas in a youth production of the first Thanksgiving, turns […]

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Happy Thanksgiving again

Last November, I made the decision not to write anything new for Thanksgiving, but, instead, to recycle something that I’d written years ago. Well, here it is again. I was tempted to remove some of the old references, and replace them with new ones, but it occurred to me that altering this post, which is […]

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Happy Thanksgiving again

I was going to write something new for Thanksgiving this year, but then it occurred to me that I could just reuse what I posted last year, and spend my morning cleaning the house and getting ready for the new baby that’s scheduled to join us any day now instead. (My hope is that, after […]

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