It is my pleasure to send early November greetings to you all. November is the month of Thanksgiving in my home country, and, as such, it holds a special resonance for me. Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest, of abundance, and of community. It is an opportunity to speak your heartfelt gratitude – something my family goes ’round the table and offers each year. It is my favourite of the year’s holidays, not only because of it’s meaning, but because it is is the only time of year my entire family gathers and spends a few tranquil, hilarious days in one another’s company. Tears are welling up as I write this! I am so grateful to have such a vibrant and loving extended family.

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