For These Things I Give Thanks

Since this is what you do on Thanksgiving, this is what I’ll do.

I am thankful for:

• The Missus, my ever-loving bride who has stuck with me through thick-headedness and thin pickings for lo these 30 years

• Homemade chocolate chip cookies, the making of which is the only thing I remember from college

• My students at BU, who are an endless source of amusement, bemusement, and enlightenment

• The Friends of Boston’s Homeless, whose Long Island Shelter has provided essential services for over two decades

• The iPod Nano, which delivers music on my way to school and news on my way home

• The Missus

• Thelonious Monk, who played the way I’ve always wanted to write

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6 Responses to For These Things I Give Thanks

  1. Christine Li says:

    I’m thankful to have you as my professor. You are awesome, Prof. Carroll!
    I enjoy Ad & Society a lot, and I’ve gained many valuable insights from your lectures :)

  2. Jim Mulligan says:

    John,
    Thanks for doing what you do.
    This is the first thing I look at in the morning. After I turn on the computer, that is!
    When you left Greater Boston, the show was poorer for it.

    Jim Mulligan

  3. CAvard says:

    I agree with Jim. Still miss you on Greater Boston and glad to see you make your appearance in the blogosphere.

  4. The Superess says:

    I’m thankful to have roots personal & planted in this town & to have the occasional glimpse of JC loping through the streets of Brookline making me know I’m in the right place but I should be walking more.

  5. Bob Gardner says:

    “In fact by then Monk had developed a unique piano technique which involved playing with the fingers straight and splayed out, often striking two adjacent notes on the keyboard. ”

    http://www.holeintheweb.com/drp/bhd/TheloniousMonk.htm

    It works better for playing the piano than for blogging.

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