Imagine you are a newcomer to the United States, with no knowledge of the culture. How, over the next week, would you learn to describe Thanksgiving through your observations?
Is it the beginning of the holiday season? Does it usher in a month of frenzied shopping with discounts at retailers? Is it a time when families get together and eat a lot?
If you discover it is a day when people express gratitude for blessings, how would that fit with
Mass shooting in '49 shows how long we've been dealing with a problem that seems to have no solution
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has 32 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.