Monday, November 07, 2011
On Friday, I was published in The Boston Herald. So, I got an ego boost. More important, though, is that what was published was my editorial concerning Thanksgiving being given full play before Christmas is shoved down our collective throats.
Read it HERE. Then go thou and do likewise.
Seriously. Maybe you won’t have an editorial published (unless you try for it, as I did, because some of you certainly have the talent) but you could consider sending off a letter to the editor. I’m willing to bet that your local newspapers will not be averse to running a concise and polite plea for having Thanksgiving come first.
If you need more inspiration, here are some writings by good folk who have joined the fray since my previous update.
I’ll lead off with my swell pal, Cricket. His piece is perfect. I mean that. Nothing I have ever read on the subject of Thanksgiving has captured the spirit of the holiday so fully and with such love. I would appreciate you reading all of the entries here, as they were all written from the heart and all deserve attention, but if you only have time for one...
In order to make the rest of your journeys easier, I’ll lay off the excess verbiage (which, since you know me, you know that’s not an easy thing for me to do. I love to hear myself type.) I’m going to list the blogs where you’ll find the writings. Read one, please, then pop back here and hit another link for more reading enjoyment!
Down Silly Rabbit's Hole
By God's Good Grace
Postcards From A Broad
The Surly Writer
Out & About In New York City
Tilting At Windmills
$12 A Day, And A Baby On The Way
The Best Of Times In A Moogie's World
The following folks put the graphic on the sidebar or as a link:
Those were the newer writings. Since it should pay to get the word out early, here again are all of those bloggers to whom I previously gave links. If you didn’t visit them then, please do so now.
The Fifty Factor
Down River Drivel
Exile In Portales.
The Smitten Image
And that will do it for today. Please keep writing, whether on your blogs or to other areas of possible publication. Even if nothing else is accomplished, the fight for what you believe in will leave you feeling marvelously clean, something the folks who blast us with ads and such in October and November will likely never feel.
Soon, with more better stuff.