Happy Thanksgiving

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Sometimes it’s too easy to just wallow in negativity when writing a blog such as this one.  As we approach Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to focus on some things that I am thankful for that have and will make a real difference out here.

Most obviously, we should be thankful that Measure R passed.  No matter what you might think of the Measure in particular, looking at what my friends in New York are dealing with now I am ecstatic that we’ve bought ourselves some time and have a plan to make things better in the future.

So, what are you thankful for?  I’ll post my personal thoughts in the comments section a little later.

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