We’ve just celebrated the most American of holidays, Thanksgiving, with a free-range turkey, mounds of mashed potatoes and garlic-roasted squash, and even homemade pies this year. After the U.S. election result in November, it’s been hard to feel thankful and even harder to feel happy about being American. But there is something special and restorative about an event we all – red states and blue states, vegetarians and meat-eaters, old and young – celebrate together. And it’s good to see the earth’s bounty so much a center of our festivities – unlike what you see in the manic shopping that started the next day! More about Christmas shopping to come.