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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

A Week of Recipes and Gratitude Lists

By Billie Brown
This week, many or most Americans will sit down to a traditional or not-so-traditional meal of turkey – alternatively, on both ends of the spectrum, turducken or tofurkey – and many other holiday dishes, as a way of giving thanks for the blessings of daily life. Perhaps the sideboard will groan less this year than it has in the recent…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

What I’m Thankful for: My Beautiful Black Dad

By Olga Statz
I am staggered by my good fortune. God saw fit to give me my very own Hero. My hero doesn’t wear a cape, and he doesn’t fly, but that is his strength—he is there, always there when and where you need him, and is never flitting about. He eschews the flapping piece of fabric in favor of well-cut suits. Kryptonite…
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General Medical

National Diabetes Awareness Month – November Isn’t Just the Month of Thanksgiving

By Keri Gans, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
When you think of the fall season, you are probably thinking about the leaves changing color, the temperature getting cooler and the holidays around the corner. For most, this time of year can be very challenging. Am ong those challenges is our nutritional health, which may be why November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that 24 million…
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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

THANKSGIVING ODYSSEY Dessert Course: Wal-Mart Woman

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
At 9 p.m, the night before Thanksgiving I was in a Wal-Mart Superstore, a regional mecca for shopping serving at least five counties and less than one mile from my mother’s home in Adair County, Kentucky. I needed perishables that I had not brought from New York for the preparation of the Thanksgiving meal. This Wal-Mart Super Store was the…
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Arts & Culture · Books · News

Thanksgiving then, and even before then, and now

By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger I’ve always thrown myself into Thanksgiving. You can see in the photo below, from my turn as a Pilgrim in the 1956 sixth grade pageant at Hunter College Elementary School in New York City. Long, long ago. Might as well have been the first Thanksgiving ever. As a playwright I can tell you, I’ve got the lead…
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Giving Thanks in My Milestone Year, and Ours

By Laura Baudo Sillerman
by Laura Sillerman There are times when to state the obvious is the natural course of grace and gratitude.  This Thanksgiving is one of those times.  I am deeply grateful for these women of Women’s Voices for Change, who are so compelling in their morality while so different in background. (As an example:  some of us were born to families…
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