Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

For all who celebrate US Thanksgiving, have a wonderful day!

Here is a picture of my dad’s dog. His name is George Gordon, Lord Byron, and he loves to chase balls. He doesn’t usually bring them back so taking him for walks involves extra walking for me as I search for where the heck he dropped the ball. Everyone at Jewel HQ is grateful he was rescued from wandering alone on a busy rural road and that we took him in. We are coping well with his puppy-hood. He gets along great with the other dogs and is finally calming down about the cats.

I am personally thankful for the additional exercise and his massive cuteness. I am also thankful that he runs around so hard with his ball that, for a while, there’s an off-button because he does get tired.  What are you thankful for?

Adorable small brown dog sitting on dried up mowed field grass. He has blue ball in his mouth and is staring into the camera.

Grateful for People Who Throw the ball


Happy Going into the Holidays!

Friday, November 26th, 2021

I hope all is well with everyone and that those who celebrated US Thanksgiving had a safe and wonderful day.

Per Jewel HQ tradition, now that it’s after Thanksgiving, we can appropriately procrastinate preparations for the holidays. The weather here has been about as wintery as the North Bay gets. This year there is a bumper crop of mushrooms. A few of them are enormous and can be seen from quite far away. I enjoy going out to look at the mushrooms.

Now that we have fish in the pond, we’ve had visits from both herons and egrets . . . beautiful, majestic birds who don’t normally come anywhere near the house. Goldfish are good at hiding, but we’re fairly certain the netting has done it’s job and we still have all six.

Bound In Smoke continues to go well. I have some time off and hope to get a lot of words down.

Stay safe, everyone. What are you reading these days? I’m re-reading R. Lee Smith’s Land of the Beautiful Dead.

Below is a picture of a mushroom.



Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Wishing All of You The Happiest of Days

Morning sun through leaves on an iron table outside

Winter Leaves with Sun. Photo by Yours Truly.


Happy Turkey Day!

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

I was going to post a picture of the turkey we used to have, but I organized all my pictures and now I can’t find anything. Instead, I will wish everyone celebrating Thanksgiving a very happy day and show you this picture:

Close up of a white pansy with raindrops

Photo by Yours Truly.

One of these days I will save up enough money for a telephoto lens and/or a more general purpose lens than my macro lens.

I am making slow but steady progress with My Immortals 5 (Harsh’s story). I’m at the point now where it just seems like I’m working through mess after mess, but I can see where the story is very much coming together.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Here in the US it’s Thanksgiving, a day of irony and overindulgence. We will be overindulging at my brother’s house this year.

May you and all your loved ones have a wonderful day.


On Being Thankful

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Tomorrow is the American holiday of Thanksgiving so I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about the things I’m grateful for.

  • I am grateful for my son. He’s the joy of my life.
  • I’m grateful for my friends of so many years, Peter and Jennifer in particular, whom I’ve known since my undergrad days at UC Berkeley. It’s amazing to have friendships that have lasted more than 20 years now.
  • I’m also grateful for my writing friends; sometimes I feel like they know me best. With them I don’t have to worry that they don’t understand the things that being a writer does to your head.
  • I’m grateful to have been taught the importance of speaking out when something is wrong. I don’t talk about it much, or at all on this blog, but I have spoken out on the things I believe are desperately wrong with my county.
  • I’m grateful for musicians and artists who bring beauty to my life.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.