Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thanks Month, day 13

Yeah it's a little hard to actually post every day, but still I've got plenty of thanks here...

9. I'm thankful for the talents and skills I've been able to develop, which I'm very thankful I'm able to put to good use and make a living and help support my family.

10. I'm thankful for my innate stubbornness, which has kept me from giving up on going after non-mainstream career choices.

11. I'm thankful for the hard work and sacrifice of the generations of people who've served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, because even though this country is far, far from perfect, the ideas behind its creation, the ideas about equality and freedom and human rights and law on which this country is based, are absolutely worth defending and upholding. Happy Belated Veterans Day, to all of my many friends and relations who've served or are serving now. I don't care what your personal reasons were for signing up; on top of those reasons you are doing a Great Thing. So thanks.

12. I'm thankful that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak made their wonderful little machines, which have led to the rest of all this electronic productivity and connectivity that is inextricably central in my life - and probably yours too. There's several hundred other names I can add to these thanks (Gates, Hewlett, Packard, Berners-Lee, Cerf, Knoll, etc.) but I don't wanna stay up all night. I simply wouldn't be able to do what I do without this stuff, especially the really superior stuff Apple makes, like the iPad and bluetooth keyboard I'm typing this on. Man I am so bummed that Steve Jobs is gone.

13. I'm thankful for living in very interesting times indeed. Look around, it's fascinating to watch.

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