Black Friday (shopping)
What readers are thankful for

To the editor: How refreshing to read your editorial about gratitude and how many events this last year that we could be grateful for. ("Sriracha, a water bond and other things for which we're thankful," Editorial, Nov. 26) The materialism and madness of Black Friday — and this year, we have "Gray Thursday" included in this madness — and the insanity of football obscures the remembrance of the first Thanksgiving and acknowledgment of reasons to be grateful in our own lives. Of course, the usual complaints from those who spend so much time and energy whining about everything makes one wonder if some people are able to express gratitude for anything. My...