Ok so Thanksgiving is almost here but I feel a cloud over me. Earlier, it just descended on me. I guess it’s seasonal stuff or just frustration with all the stuff going on. Visiting the store just now to get a few things for lunch, it seems consumerism is reaching a fever pitch. The store was loaded with people madly filling their carts with things they may or may not use. Perhaps that is a good thing in that some of it ends up in the hands of the needy in the form of donations to food drives and so forth. But it is the behavior that is more alarming than ever. I lived here last year but didn’t feel that way so much.