One of the best aspects of early autumn is the anticipation of Thanksgiving: a long weekend with good prospects for a fabulous meal. The Voice‘s writers past examined the holiday from several different perspectives.
But maybe I want to spend the day with my textbooks. Wayne Benedict is surprised to find his university has no classes on Thanksgiving, and delves into the history of the holiday. “Trains don’t stop running on holidays (except possibly Christmas/New Years days, if management so chooses), so statutory holidays became as any other day to me…” Thanksgiving Day 2003, October 8, 2003.
Go for quality, not quantity. Katie D’Souza offers some tips for upping the nutritional value of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. “Those typical “Thanksgiving: spices, like cloves, cinnamon, and sage, pack an antioxidant punch.” Health Matters – How Healthy is Your Thanksgiving?, October 8, 2010.