Here are the things that I am thankful for that are not the obvious health, happiness, family and fortunate middle-class sort of things. I am thankful for fast internet service after spending the week in rural Minnesota. I am thankful that my daughter is old enough to sit in her own seat on the plane …

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We spent the week at The Lone Tree Farm.¬†Our children and their cousins are the 6th generation to play on the banks of the Kanaranzi Creek. They climbed the broken down Box Elder trees and scavenged for arrowheads and fossils along the creek bed. They searched for leprechauns and fairies and hunted ogres in plum …

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