We have so much to be thankful for. There are the usual food, friends, family, and shelter — never to be taken for granted. This year, we need to add the scientists, inventors, and manufacturers behind the COVID vaccines and treatments; the healthcare workers who administer them, and everyone who tests, masks up, and gets vaccinated … you are all wonderful. COVID is far from over, but you create hope that we can learn to manage this new normal.

Thank you.

And, of course, from us to you: We wish you and yours a peaceful holiday.

This image is by my friend John Meader, a wonderful photographer whose work you can see here.