Five things for Phillies fans to be grateful on this Thanksgiving Day

Five things for Phillies fans to be grateful on this Thanksgiving Day

The history of Thanksgiving in America

President George W. Bush visits the Thanksgiving Shrine at Berkeley Plantation, Virginia   Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. As we gather to celebrate with family and friends, let me offer a short history lesson on the holiday origins in America. In the fall of 1619 the ship Margaret set sail from … Continue reading The history of Thanksgiving in America

Sunday Sermon: Giving thanks for modern religious

Another day marks the return of another regular series to my website. This time it will be the weekly 'Sunday Sermon' series geared towards religious/spiritual issues. This series is one of my oldest, beginning all the way back in September 2005. It ran fairly regularly through 2013, but then disappeared for the better part of … Continue reading Sunday Sermon: Giving thanks for modern religious

Thanksgiving 2016: Five Phillies Things to be Thankful For

I have been a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies ever since I became aware of their existence at around age nine in the 1971 season.That year, Veteran’s Stadium opened virtually in my South Philly backyard. Over the decades since, I have attended hundreds of games as a paying customer between ‘The Vet’ and Citizens Bank Park, … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2016: Five Phillies Things to be Thankful For

Phillies Thanksgiving 2015

The Philadelphia Phillies organization and fan base have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.That statement might seem a bit misguided considering that the Phillies finished with the worst overall record in Major League Baseball during the 2015 season.The Fightin' Phils finished in last place in the NL East for a 2nd straight season, and … Continue reading Phillies Thanksgiving 2015