Hope you enjoyed T-Day

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

What a great (and long) weekend. We had to finish the issue early last week, so that gave us a bit of an extra day to start this week’s issue on Tuesday, and I came in for part of the day Wednesday, but I was too distracted to hang.

I spent several days last week researching eggnogs online and in various recipe books. Needless to say, experimenting with a brandy-based concoction is dangerous business, so I had to space out my modifications. I’m very pleased with the results, and so was everyone who tried it. I’m going to post the recipe on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/renonewsreview, so feel free to check it out.

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at my girlfriend Joy’s extended family’s home. It was truly a feast to behold. One of the most charming moments was when, right before digging in, we went around the table saying what we were thankful for. I didn’t have the presence of mind to recite this 1880 Samuel F. Pugh quote that Bob Fulkerson posted on Facebook on Thanksgiving Day, but it pretty much covered it for me:

“O Spirit, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency; bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help, By word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted.”

The one thing I’d promised myself that I didn’t get to do this long weekend was reconstruct my hoop house. It was just too darned cold to work with plastic.

Along other lines, my house has been visited every day since Wednesday by a ruby-throated hummingbird. I’ve never seen one this far into the cold season. It feels like an omen of resilience.