Today was Thanksgiving in Canada. It’s hard to imagine anyone not liking this New-World-only holiday; we all have lots to give thanks for and dedicating a day to acknowledging it has to be a good thing. Along with the big things, a couple of small thanks-worthy events. First, at the outstandingly-beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt, I hit a hole-in-one at the tenth. All of 70 yards, mind you, and completely level, but still. And later on, I undertook management of the turkey and the dressing and the veggies on my own for the first time ever, and they came out not too bad at all. I also got a successful gravy-making lesson from Peter Sharpe. Then there’s the family and the weather and the job and all that other stuff too. Dear Universe: thanks!



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From: Alan (Oct 10 2006, at 13:04)

The same day was "tai iku no hi" (physical fitness day) in Japan. That's one more Japanese thing that it would be a really good idea to import. That, and 3-D plastic food showcase menus in restaurants.

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From: Manfred (Oct 10 2006, at 13:58)

Thanks, indeed. We whine on a high level.

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From: Steve Portigal (Oct 14 2006, at 12:06)

This was my first Thanksgiving in Canada in more than 12 years; we were up in Vancouver (from San Francisco) for my new niece's baby naming. And then I came home to an aticle about you in The Portico. It's probably one of the few interesting profiles I've read in their alum publications since I graduated from computer science/human-computer interaction in 1994. Great stories...

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