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Suddenly and surprisingly, I am back in Bucks County, cooking everything except turkey and pecan pie (one I don't eat, and the other, well, I am much too scattered to bake anything properly) for my mom and my grandmom.
I hate it up here, and every time I come I get all bratty and wonder why my family all had to move out of the city to a place where you have to drive everywhere and another farm turns into a Toll Brothers house or a Wegmans every year. (I wonder this aloud.) And I get sad that most of my family is all spread apart, and because I know that as soon as my absurdly Jewish-thrifty grandmother sees the piles of food I made for three people she will make me feel really guilty. Lovingly though. She has mastered the perfect love-guilt mix.
But I am so massively thankful to be here cooking for them.
And I want to tell all of you how thankful I am for you too.
I am lucky that I know Dan and Ray, who are great, and who inspire me over and over by how much they know, and how sensitively they have thought through all their positions. And lucky that they created and foster this space. Even without my normal dramatic overstatement, I can say that meeting them and finding this website--and all of you--has made my life better.
So I am thankful for being able to be totally dorky over policy and politics, for learning tons of new things, and for Sam's cheerleading, which sometimes is over the top enough to shake even me out of my despair at, uh, the whole of modern late-capitalist American society.
I guess comment if you are all sappy too.