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Let’s Talk Turkey: Thanksgiving in an Atlanta Hostel

November 28, 2009

Apologies for the pun.

This Thanksgiving was my first homeless and family-less Thanksgiving.  It was also my most multicultural.  A mini-family has formed here at the hostel, and around 3:00 PM Thanksgiving day, we began preparing a feast.  The effort was spearheaded by Michael, a middle-aged black man from Florida, and Ben, who works here at the hostel.  I backed them up, along with Sofie, a fellow from Tunisia who will join me when I head down to Savannah (my next stop!), and T, a Japanese guy spending a semester in South Carolina.  At dinner, we were joined by a Canadian and a Dutchmen.   Many first Thanksgivings in the group.  Very memorable.

Thanksgiving lesson: when the meal begins we say our thanks for family and friends.  By the time it ends, we remember our priorities: stuffing, and turkey, and pie. Oy.  Thanks.


CHAPTER 6: Atlanta

November 28, 2009

I’m falling behind in this whole blogging thing.  I’m not in South Carolina anymore, and I haven’t been for a week.  So, once again fair readers, I’m sorry.  Judging by the stats on my page views, you’ve sufficiently punished me for my silence.

Anyhow, I’m in Atlanta.  My time here began typically enough: I befriended a couple of Danes and chased Rockettes at the bar next to the Fox Theater.  “Chased” is probably too strong a word.  “Discussed the differences between American and Danish culture while Rockettes danced next door” might be more accurate.


November 16, 2009

Look, I know I’ve been on the road for a month and a half, and I know I should have posted something during that time–or at least CREATED this blog–but I didn’t, and so, I’m sorry.  Let me make it up to you, faithful readers, by posting a few rapid fire posts RIGHT NOW.