Holiday Thread: Giving thanks

I hope everyone is as healthy and happy as can be expected during this pandemic holiday season. We've all had to make sacrifices and endure hardships large and small this year — my daughter studies internationally and I haven't seen her in eleven months, and probably won't see her for another six.

On this day of giving thanks, I wanted to share my deep gratitude to PRESS RUN readers. When I started this newsletter in February, I hoped there might be an audience for a lively, proudly liberal discussion about our media; those who want to hold the press accountable and seek a voice in our public debate.

Your response has been amazing and humbling. I'm thankful not only for the support, and especially for those who have purchased subscriptions to help sustain PRESS RUN, but also for the community that has formed here and the incredibly insightful conversations that regularly take place, as we've all spent 2020 hoping for the best.

So thank you all once again. For this thread, I'd be curious to hear what folks are especially appreciative of during this unique year.

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Here’s one of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions — at noon, listening to Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" and his memorable tale of the "Massacree."  

Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, two years ago, on Thanksgiving,
When my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the restaurant

But Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the church nearby the
Restaurant, in the bell tower with her husband Ray and Facha, the dog