Last Thanksgiving, I wrote about the certainty of hope. Never could I have imagined how relevant that message would be the following year. In 2020, we have experienced a pandemic, witnessed violent riots in the streets, and plowed through perhaps the most divisive political election in American history. In light of COVID-19, lockdowns, and tribalisticContinue reading "What I am thankful for this year: The gift of marriage"
Being thankful for a dumpster fire seems like a weird thing. And if I'm being honest, I don't suppose it's the actual shinola of 2020 that I'm thankful for. It's what that shinola provided.Think of all the things that have been stripped away during the coronavirus pandemic. We've missed out on hometown sports and get-togethersContinue reading "It's OK to be thankful for the 2020 dumpster fire"
This Thanksgiving is shaping up to be one that will be beyond belief for many and unlike any other in history. In the last two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving 2020, governors have declared draconian orders, implemented curfews, called for mandatory 14-day quarantines for people traveling to certain states, and the prohibition of all socialContinue reading "This Thanksgiving, more than ever, we should be thankful for family"
This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday the 26th of November, marking 231 years to the exact date of the first Thanksgiving Day proclaimed by President George Washington. Forgive the cliche of quoting from Washington's proclamation, but the simple fact is Washington issued a near-perfect statement of how Americans ought to think about the ThanksgivingContinue reading "Thank you, almighty God, for your blessings this Thanksgiving"
You know how things go. High school ends. Many friendships drift into oblivion. If you're fortunate enough to go to college, once graduation hits, again the lion's share of folks you spent a lot of time with go on to new lives — often far away — and the months turn into years, and thenContinue reading "On this Thanksgiving, I count seven lifelong friends as among my biggest blessings"
There's no doubt about it: 2020 has, hands down, probably been the hardest, most trying year for a likely majority of people around the world. Have there been worse years? Well, probably, sure — but the number doubtless pales in comparison to the worldwide suffering that's taken place over the last eight or nine months.Continue reading "'Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light': 10 things in 2020 for which I'm most thankful"
You know those people on social media who come across as so braggadocious? I'm sure many don't mean to be, and I've probably been guilty of it myself. But that's what I want to avoid as I sit down to write about what I'm thankful for in 2020. When COVID-19 hit the U.S. earlier thisContinue reading "There is much to be thankful for — but I don’t want to talk about it"
First of all, thank you for coming to my free market Ted Talk, and I'd like to acknowledge that you here reading this sentence are among the blessed few who actually read an article instead of simply react to the headline. So now, let's talk about the free market. It really should be four words,Continue reading "I am grateful for one of God's greatest blessings to mankind — the free market"
I think most would agree that this calendar year has been a fitting example of particularly turbulent times in American society. We have been confronted with the coronavirus pandemic, racial unrest in the streets, and a contested election that, for at least half of America, appears not to have gone the way they had hoped.Continue reading "This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful I am not in control"
Greetings, readers and subscribers. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! In order to allow our staff to spend this day with their families, we are going to be giving all of our writers the day off today. However, we will be featuring a series of posts from all of them about the things they areContinue reading "Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at TheBlaze"