Monthly Archives: November 2008

posticon Giving Thanks by John Cali

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As many of you know, two days from now the USA celebrates its yearly Thanksgiving holiday, on Thursday, November 27.

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The USA does not have a monopoly on Thanksgiving. Many cultures down through the centuries all over the planet have celebrated their own ways of giving thanks.

There are varying views of the origins and roots of the many thanksgiving celebrations. Some have religious overtones. Some are purely secular. But one thing is clear: It’s all about being grateful for our blessings.… Read more

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posticon Home by John Cali

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With the holiday season approaching, I find my thoughts drifting back to my faraway family and old-time friends. And to my many warm memories of long-ago holiday celebrations.

John Cali

“Home” for me had always been the small farm town in rural western New York State where I grew up. Even though in my younger years I moved around a lot — all over the USA and the world — that was always my home.

I never felt “at home” anywhere except my hometown.… Read more

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