Thanksgiving Fun Facts: TV Dinners and Mr. Potato Head

In a strange coincidence, I heard two origin stories today, both related to the Thanksgiving holiday. The first has to do with a comment my oldest son made about the creation of TV dinners. According to the most widely accepted account, a Swanson salesman named Gerry Thomas conceived the company’s frozen dinners in late 1953 … Continue reading Thanksgiving Fun Facts: TV Dinners and Mr. Potato Head

Music Monday: Songs for Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving week and what better way to celebrate Music Monday than by sharing a couple of Thanksgiving related songs. First a little humor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkmpd3Xp2GM And this Johnny Cash classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egIB7tYW80M Happy Thanksgiving week!

To plan or not to plan?

Many of Dan Ariely’s recent columns have focused on COVID-19 issues and his current one is no exception. Here’s a question a reader posed: Dear Dan, The holidays are right around the corner, but I’ve been hesitating to make plans to visit family or host a party. The changing Covid-19 situation means that any plan … Continue reading To plan or not to plan?

It Only Took Me 50 Years to Realize There Was a Pattern, Every Year

Thanksgiving is a day full of tradition, from giving thanks, to visiting relatives, to the food that is served, to watching one or more NFL games. Today was no exception. We had a wonderful today with my wife's family, filled with lots of food, fun, and football. But when I got home and started thinking … Continue reading It Only Took Me 50 Years to Realize There Was a Pattern, Every Year

Thanksgiving 2018

It was another wonderful Thanksgiving, getting a chance to spend time with family. I am grateful for such moments, and I always look forward to them. In honor of the holiday, I thought I would share this crowdsourced Thanksgiving poem I came across on NPR. Earlier in November, NPR asked its readers and listeners to … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2018