I Went to the Woods: Tireless thankfulness

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One should never tire of writing columns about gratitude.

I hope I never do.

But gratitude isn’t easy to express. How do you put a mom into words? Precious good memories of a dad? Brother? What about a wife that wants to hunt and fish as much as you do? Articulating the meaning of people in our lives can be a clumsy exercise at best.

There are those who feel that the expression of gratitude is to ignore the realities of tragedy, injustice, the past, the future. But hot takes are nothing new. Neither is genuine misunderstanding or ignoring intent to manipulate meaning.

If anything, understanding the way things

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