Thanksgiving

This week I will sentence several people to prison. As I prepare, I can’t get Norman Rockwell’s drawing “Freedom from Want” out of my head.

Image credit: "Freedom from Want" by Norman Rockwell From March 3, 1942, © COPYRIGHT 2014 SATURDAY EVENING POST SOCIETY.

Image credit: “Freedom from Want” by Norman Rockwell From March 3, 1942, © COPYRIGHT 2014 SATURDAY EVENING POST SOCIETY.

I wonder whether the people I will send to prison this week share the same image of Thanksgiving as I do. In some ways, I hope they do. Yet, it would make it easier for me if they viewed Thanksgiving as just another day. It helps to dehumanize those who you sentence to prison, but I just can’t seem to achieve that state of perfect nirvana. Poor me.

RGK

More thanks to give

Some of you may recall my post about my oldest daughter, the Divine Miss M. Today, she sent me a brief e-mail. She wished me a happy Thanksgiving. She also wrote, “if it weren’t for arseholes like you, drone pilots might be bored.” She then linked to an article entitled “Drone crew caught attempting to deliver smokes to prison inmates.” As you stuff your pie hole, the piece and related comments are worth a read.

I have much to give thanks for today. That especially includes drone pilots and the Divine Miss M.

RGK

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