It's a good thing to have more to give thanks for than I can possibly list here, but a couple come to mind right away.
I'm deeply thankful that somebody donated a liver that made it possible for my friend Neal, whose own liver was riddled with disease, to get a new one. He returned from the hospital this week, on the mend and ready for many more years with his four children and his wonderful wife, Jeanne. It's hard to top that.
I urge anyone who hasn't filled in an organ donor card to do it -- and to make sure those around you know what you want if the worst should befall you. Let some good come out of even the worst moments.
I also want to express my thanks once again to the many people who offered help of one sort or another a year ago, when the future of the Press looked dim. We saw the kindness of the community up close and remain forever grateful for it.
Now let's take a break from smearing politicians with anonymous slurs - fun as that can be -- and simply enjoy a nice holiday with family and friends.
If you're going to the big game today, have a blast.
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