"Now be Thankful" - Fairport Convention
It's become a tradition to find a new version of this song every year. (Co-written by a very young Richard Thompson along with Dave Swarbrick and sung by Chris Leslie.)
I hope that all of you have things for which to be thankful at the moment -- good health, the love of family and friends, the bonds of community.
I am thankful to all of you for your time spent here, the friendships both virtual and in the flesh that have been fostered as a result, the joy of having met several of you and the hope of meeting many more. I appreciate your input, your wisdom, your humor, and your solidarity.
I will be boarding a north bound train in a little bit, hopefully in a saner atmosphere than would have prevailed yesterday.
Among things for which to be thankful, the reelection of our president and the fact that Romney has now slipped to 47.51% of the popular vote, truly hanging on the brink of the 47% vote, a total he can wear like a crown of irony. Obama's margin is now just under 4.2 million votes and would likely have been over 5 million but for Sandy. Overall turnout in the election is down just 3.4% thus far from 2008 and Obama looks likely to garner at least 65 million votes. Not a bad showing all in all.
Alright, time to back and get the little dog to the kennel. I wish he could go on Amtrak, but alas is a little too big. I gave him roast chicken this morning to try and make amends.
Enjoy your day and be safe. Hopefully the wifi on the train will let me check in later.