Families Are In Season

Had an interesting Facebook repartee with a purely online friend -- never met her in person, but I know her through her family. Her late uncle was a big influence in my life. She was lamenting her family fighting it out in public, and I offered the following, as it seems families and family fights are in season:

The best we can do this time of year is sit down with a huge plate of food, and recognize that we're not perfect, that families aren't perfect, but families are the strongest thing we have. They survive time, conflict and distance better than religion, armies and governments. If everyone promises to stop doing one thing to annoy the other family members and start doing one thing to be a better member of the family, those are all the New Year's resolutions we need.

Random thoughts while stuck in SFO for four more hours.

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