As you pick up this paper to read, it is quite likely the savory aroma of baking turkey is wafting through your house. By the way, a very happy Thanksgiving Day to you.
I will be sitting around the Thanksgiving table with my daughter Heather and her children, Catherine and Ryan, and my Santa Barbara twin sister Elaine and her extended family.
Of course we will be missing my son Chris, his wife Megan and their children Aidan, Lucan and Morgan. They are still living in England will be preparing an American-style Thanksgiving feast for their Brit friends.
Mother Nature has been whipping up a very autumn-like ambience for us here in our beautiful valley. The leaves of the liquidambar trees are coming into full and glorious color along our Foothill Boulevard medians and especially along Princess Anne Road. I so enjoy seeing the dots of foliage color as I drive along our city's streets.