Whether you occupy the North American continent or not, and whether you celebrate “Thanksgiving Day” or not, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and all of the supporters, contributors, members and passersby at Amazing Stories to wish you a few moments of happy reflection on this day.
I urge you to take a moment to think back over the year and remember the people and happenings you’re thankful for this year.
I’m thankful for my wife and her support, and of the support and well-wishes I receive from our extended family.
I’m thankful that many people I care about are still with us. I’m thankful for the moments I shared with many who are not.
I’m thankful for the presence of Bo, the Wonderdog.
I’m thankful for the science fiction community, and all of its wonderful chaos.
I’m thankful for all of the support that Amazing Stories has received over the past several years.
I’m thankful that the Cuban Missile Crises ended the way that it did.
I’m thankful for all of the private space ventures that allow me to continue to hold out hope that one day I might still get to space.
I’m thankful that the stories I read and watch are on paper and film – not stenciled onto a cave wall.
I’m thankful for the progress we’re making, worldwide, in addressing so many of the issues and problems we burden ourselves with.
I’m hopeful that we’ll be here next year, once again reflecting on what we should be thankful for.
Have a great day everyone and remember to turn to someone special, some time today, and say “Thank you”. But please, don’t pull a Nicholas.