Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Thanksgiving Day

I am blessed with so many things to be thankful for that I hardly know where to begin. First and foremost are my loved ones: My sweet and steadfast partner Rene; Will, my son and treasure; my five fantastic siblings, Michael, Steve, Julia, Mark, and Nolan; and their mates, Angie, Jane, Mike, Julie and Tina, a dozen darling nieces and nephews; my precious mother Joy and her devoted husband Sully; my dear friends Michael, Herb, Ralph, Mark, Betty and Marcia; my publisher Albert; and Camie, Yvonne, Michael, and Suzanne, the best group of clients any freelancer could ask for.

I am thankful that I wake up every day and can't wait to get to work on all the interesting and challenging projects that await. And although I am deeply troubled by the strife that lately plagues and defines our daily existence, I am ever grateful for the peace and prosperity that I enjoy in my little corner of the world.

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!