Thanksgiving Advent Category

The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Four: My Ukulele

The ukulele, of course, not being a big thing, either physically or existentially, on the list of things I am thankful for. But not everything has to be big for you to be thankful for it, and my appreciation for the uke is genuine. Possibly the best way to describe my appreciation for the ukulele […]

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The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Three: Luck

I’m a lucky bastard, and sometimes it annoys me when people don’t acknowledge that fact. In most cases they mean well, because most discussions of luck around me come up in the context of my fiction career, when I note that I got lucky when Old Man’s War, my first published novel, was not only […]

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The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day Two: Air Conditioning

I suppose it’s odd to note one’s thankful for air conditioning in November, in Ohio, when the temperature outside is a brisk 46 degrees, with a high of 53 expected later. But then again I’m not just talking about things I’m grateful for today. I’m also talking about things that I am grateful for in, […]

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The Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, Day One: Not Drinking Alcohol

When I was heading to Germany last month, people were very excited for me. “You’ll have a blast at Oktoberfest!” they said. “Germany has awesome beer!” That’s nice, I would say, except that a) Oktoberfest actually mostly happens in September, and b) I don’t drink alcohol in any event. People were stunned at the lexicographical […]

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