Happy Thanksgiving.

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Seneca, the great philosopher of ancient Rome (4 bc–ad 65), was once accused by the empress Messalina of adultery. After the Senate sentenced Seneca to death, the emperor Claudius instead exiled him to Corsica, perhaps because he suspected the charge was false. This reprieve may have shaped Seneca’s view of thankfulness when he wrote: “homicides, tyrants, thieves, adulterers, robbers, sacrilegious men, and traitors there always will be, but worse than all these is the crime of ingratitude.”
 

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ronaldj

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The Turkey
I’m not sure of the date, I think thankful time has come and gone,
I’ll keep strutting round the barnyard, feeling proud and real strong.
two of my pals are missing, for me more corn and more wheat,
True I cannot fly, and I waddle when I move my feet.
The hens, they still adore me, even with gizzards and a gut,
feel bad for my buddies, yet, excited I did not make the cut.
What is that, what is in the hand of the farmer’s wife?
It’s the honing stone … look at the size of that knife.
And who’s that with the farmer, they’re brokering a deal,
I think I heard something said about a Christmas meal.
Ronald j. Curell November 2018
 

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