11/28/2015 - 9:00am

    Thanksgiving is about gratitude, which is a disposition, a virtue and a way of thinking all at once.

     We often trivialize gratitude as little more than a passing feeling that gets expressed on greeting cards or in quick thank-you notes (although I'...

11/27/2015 - 1:00pm

    Going shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving? That's still OK, I think. But "Black Friday" sure seems to have become unfashionable.

    By this I mainly mean the practice of encouraging turkey-...

11/27/2015 - 11:00am

    Ordinarily I'd ignore the anti-Semitism. Not this week.

    Invective goes with the columnist territory. To judge by commenters, emailers and tweeters, I am ugly and fat, a dried-up old hag, a leftist...

11/27/2015 - 10:00am

    When you think about it, Thanksgiving Day is a paradoxical holiday for a country such as the United States.

    Gratitude is nearly the opposite of grievance. Yet, despite the many reasons we may have to feel...

11/27/2015 - 9:00am

    Conventional wisdom states that there are only two ways to get through Thanksgiving: with your politeness intact, or with your integrity intact. (The third way is not to go to your family Thanksgiving at all.)


11/26/2015 - 10:00pm

    The list of what a child needs in order to flourish is short but nonnegotiable.

    Food. Shelter. Play. Love.

    Something else, too, and it’s meted out...

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