I’m not sure why I’ve pulled back from the blog so drastically lately, but I have. Don’t take it personally. It’s not you, it’s me. I get this way around the holidays. Sit with me while I ramble a bit about the last few weeks.
This Thanksgiving Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln is the origin of our modern-day holiday orgy of meals, shopping, and football. This was posted at Global Affairs (Thanks, Sarge), and as I read it, I was struck by the tone of the proclamation. Can you imagine the uproar today if a president wrote such piece? And I