Five Ways for White Folx to Change the Narrative of Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks Indigenous

It is an old township, and early in the history of this county it embraced an extended area. It derived its name from the fact that when the early settlers came in from Westmoreland County and elsewhere as early as 1794, they discovered, much to their surprise, a large square of cleared land. From its […]

Ten Thanksgivings Without My Family

Thanksgiving placesetting

Content Note : trauma, neglect, family rejection, mental illness I don’t clearly remember the details of the last holiday meal I spent with my parents, but I know it was ten Thanksgivings ago. We were at Laura’s mother’s house and they were late. I was struggling mightily with mental health symptoms and not admitting yet […]

Happy Holiday Eve! Bring on the Sushi …

Holiday Sushi

Anticipation can be a lovely thrill. Nothing thrills so much as being smack up against a beloved holiday with only ‘one sleep’ between you and satisfaction. Something I learned early in adult life is that the people without children are very far down the list in terms of whose needs are taken into consideration. We […]

That Time NPR Tweeted About the Dunhoff-Kerr Family Thanksgiving Politics

NPR Sue Kerr Twitter

Our usual gang of relatives are all like-minded albeit ranging from moderate Democrats to very liberal. Talking politics at the holidays is a way to bond, to feel the comfort of like-minds, to acknowledge the big bad world while appreciating our companionship. — Sue Kerr (@PghLesbian24) November 19, 2018   (Be sure to read all […]

Five Bright Spots in My Thanksgiving

Our holiday was perfectly fine. The food was great, the family was all there, etc. But I feel like there was a lackluster veneer between me and everyone else. I’m sure part of that is depression over the menstrual period I’ve been having for two solid months as it sucks all the good out of […]

Bob Evans and Thanksgiving

What are the best/worst dishes at Thanksgiving dinner? Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year. Always has been, always will be. Even my mother who was definitely not a cook pulled together a good holiday meal. I have never personally pulled that off. I give good Thanksgiving guest, though. Feel free to invite me. […]

Remember the Bread #NaBloPoMo

Today’s Prompt: What was your worst Thanksgiving food fail? My head is filled with all of the big things today, so I was tempted to skip this prompt and write about something important. Then I remembered that Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year so of course it is an important prompt. Plus, I really […]

12 Lesbian Thanksgivings

This year, Ledcat and I will celebrate our 12th Thanksgiving as a couple. Our plans include dinner with our family of choice (aka The Sarahs and their 2 kids) who are vegetarian but prepare turkey breast for us. I’m pretty sure we’ll be schooled in a video game by the 8 year old and get […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Television Memories: “You Won”

Spike, Thanksgiving

As usual Spike lends a unique perspective to the moral quandary of the week. It is actually interesting to think what someone whose hundreds of years old might have to say about such things. Except he kills people (minus the chip). So there’s that. Still, this is a good episode and impossible to find online. […]

Favorite Television Thanksgiving Moments: “A Great Big Old Lesbo”

This scene is pretty powerful if you deconstruct how much artifice has defined Bev’s life. It is very sad.