Trudy Rubin: This Thanksgiving, be thankful for where and what you are not

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

This Thanksgiving, I’m giving thanks for all the things I’m not. Of course, like so many Americans, I’m grateful to be able to rejoin my family turkey fest in person. I’m also grateful to be vaxxed and boosted, as are all the relatives I’m visiting in vaccine-sane Massachusetts. But as someone who writes about foreign affairs, it’s impossible to feel sanguine about turkey with mushroom stuffing and sweet potato-apple casserole when I’ve just been speaking via Signal with Afghan friends in hiding from Taliban killers. “The world is too much with us” (as the poet William Wordsworth knew) to perm…

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