The one week when Friday comes early

This Thanksgiving, lots of Macy’s employees will be curtailing their time with family because the department store chain will open its doors on Thanksgiving evening at 6:00 pm, two hours earlier than it unlocked the doors last year.

Black Friday isn’t on Friday any more. The Thanksgiving holiday has become an almost weeklong slug fest among major retailers.

If you don’t want retailers to open their doors on Thanksgiving, the choice is simple-put another log on fire and stay home.

Black Friday belongs on Friday

I’ve posted this before, but revisited it too late the night before Thanksgiving. In hunting up a current link, I learned that the director, Gary Weis, spent most of his time filming at Kennedy in an international concourse, betting that people arriving from such long distances would be emotional. He said the woman holding flowers hadn’t seen her sister in 25 years.

Can’t we take a break at least on Thanksgiving to be thankful for what we already have, and who matters in our lives?

As we gather around the table

Who’s coming to Thanksgiving and what will you serve? Two keen pieces on families and Thanksgiving (FYI Sullivan uses strong language in his post. He’s spot on).

The perfect argument for higher minimum wages captured in one photo.

And Andrew Sullivan on the Cheney sisters, “Christian compassion,” and equality.

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