Decades ago while working at the International Herald Tribune in Paris, the political satirist and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Art Buchwald (1925-2007), wrote one of the funniest, laugh out loud columns I have ever read in an effort to explain Thanksgiving to the French.
Many of you may be familiar with it, but it is worth a read every year. Since we don't observe the quintessential, non-denominational, eat-until-you're-sick holiday here, it's my way of celebrating -- without the fuss and unfortunately, without the family.
So, a changement de programme for this day of giving thanks. Even if you are among those who do not formally give thanks on this holiday, you can celebrate the un-de-mode-able (I made up the word to throw in a tinge of fashion. . . and broke it into syllables for easy pronunciation.) humor of the grand Monsieur Buchwald. No-calorie happiness is just a click away.
Happy, happy Thanksgiving, whether you celebrate or not.