Thanksgiving To Do

I’m looking forward to a busy holiday where planning — other than what I am going to eat and when I am going to walk — is the name of the game. Thanksgiving is the ultimate list holiday: travel plans with packing lists (for some, not us), menus, shopping lists, to-do lists and timelines.

Today, tomorrow’s to-do timeline will be set. The entire day will be spent cooking because that’s how I like it; prepping and cooking beforehand when there is only the three of us seems a bit over the top. I’m looking forward to our vegetarian feast (The turkeys from “Free Birds” would love us.) and having A. serve as the sous chef. (He’s a whiz at removing kale from the stems!)

While the rest of the world is scurrying to destinations, I’m happy to be home carrying out my to-do list with my family.

Thanksgiving To Do

Let Freedom Ring

I live south of the free speech center of Los Angeles. When people want to have their collective voices heard, they organize and come to the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. We have been living in this neighborhood for two weeks and almost everyday since we have been here there has been people rallying there to show their support for the Iranian people to have independence.

On this Fourth of July, I salute these people that feel so passionately about the elections in Iran that they show their solidarity with their countrymen and women half way around the world. I also am grateful that I live in a country that allows them (and anyone else for that matter) to voice their opinion.

Let Freedom Ring