This morning, V Smoothe wrote a really sweet post about being grateful for her readers. That got me thinking about what I’m most grateful for on this Thanksgiving, and I realized that one of the things I’m most grateful for is the various Oakland communities I’m a part of.
Though I’ve lived in Oakland for several years, this is the first Thanksgiving that I truly feel like I’m part of the Oakland community. Between the friends I’ve made through the blogoaksphere, the people I volunteered with on Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign, the activists I’ve met at Mix It Up East Bay, and all the acquaintances I’ve made at stores, the farmers market, restaurants, and bars, I now feel deeply connected to Oakland and the people who live here.
I’m especially thankful for the Oakland blogger community that’s developed over the past couple of years and wanted to thank everyone who’s somehow made the time to keep up a blog. So over the next few days, while you’re recovering from eating too much, check some of them out, and if you’re so inspired, voice your appreciation for the hard work they do to keep us informed and entertained:
- A Better Oakland
- City Homestead
- Brooklyn Avenue
- East Bay Conservative
- Future Oakland
- Oakland Geology
- Oakland Goods
- Oakland Space Academy
- Oakland Streets
- The DTO
(For a much more complete list, check out A Better Oakland’s links page.)
Well, it’s time to stop procrastinating and start making the biggest pot of soup I’ve ever made. Have a great Thanksgiving!