“The Duty of All Nations”

In his Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789, President George Washington noted that “it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” — F.R. Duplantier, “Behind the Headlines”

Your Weekly Politickle: LEFTOVERS

Feel free to publish, post, or pass on Your Weekly Politickle by F.R. Duplantier: LEFTOVERS Thursday’s carcass long after supplies Turkey Sandwiches, Stews, and Pot Pies; Turkey Omelets, Fettucini, Casseroles, Tetrazzini; Turkey Gumbo, à la King, and Surprise. From the archive: DRESS CODE We showed up in our holiday best, …

Count Your Blessings!

Keeping a list of the gifts we have received can be a good way to develop our sense of gratitude and to sharpen our ability to recognize the hidden benefits in things that have not come giftwrapped. — “Thanks for Everything!” F.R. Duplantier, 1987. My life, my wife, my family, …