|The author with the Stanfurd Axe|
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my lovely, darling, wonderful, perfect wife.
I am thankful for my daughters, not to mention extremely proud.
I am thankful for my nieces and nephews and their beautiful families.
I am thankful for friends
I am thankful that Cal has the Stanfurd Axe.
I am thankful that Arsenal are top of the premier league.
I am thankful for John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, Jim Jeffries, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and so many other entertainers who make me laugh and think -- occasionally at the same time.
I am thankful for great living directors like Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, the Coen brothers, P.T. Anderson, Kelly Reichardt, Lynne Ramsey, Wes Anderson, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, Olivier Assayas and Aki Kaurismäki.
I'm also thankful for great directors of the past such as Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, John Ford, Preston Sturges, Federico Fellini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Akira Kurosawa, Howard Hawks, Louis Malle, Michelangelo Antonioni and Stanley Kubrick.
I'm grateful for those movie theaters that have stayed open and for streaming services especially the Criterion Channel.
I'm thankful for music.
I'm thankful for my health and the doctors who have done so much to keep me running.
I'm thankful to all the people who make sure we have goods and services.
I'm thankful to those politicians that actually look out for those in need.
I'm thankful for social workers and teachers (like my daughters).
I'm thankful for books, bookstores, authors, publishers.
I'm thankful for my late father and for all my ancestors.
I'm thankful for anyone who stumbles upon this blog and has a quick read.