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A Thanksgiving Grace 2013

This week's video is a re-reading of the grace I spoke before my family Thanksgiving dinner in Chicago:

A Thanksgiving Grace 2013 on YouTube, Facebook

Thanks to Ethan Kinsey for the Baobab photo!

A Thanksgiving Grace 2013:

let's bow our heads and close our eyes.
let's conjure all ancestors, all animals, all microbes -
all buzzing beings that share and have shared this universal space with us:

we follow in your disappearing footsteps
and sit on the world you've carved

what a miracle we have this
square cave and diverse sustenance
to share together
without fear of common violence

we have won a chance to live
we'll make our best of it
we have resources, we have friends

we owe every beautiful thing in our lives
to others
before us and around us.

let's thank those that made a space for us here
let's leave this a better world for those that follow.

I'm a return grace-performer at my family Thanksgiving table; here's Thanksgiving Grace for 2012 for example.


Thanks Steve Rhodes - from @tigerbeat on Instagram
June 2012 dancing in the streets of San Francisco with Ilyse Magy, photo thanks Steve Rhodes on instagram!

Hi, I'm Justin Hall and this here is a personal web site I've used to chronicle my time on earth since 1994. The content on the front page is relatively recent; if you search through the archives, you'll find old pieces of Justin. Some folks have indexed my doings on Wikipedia.

Twitter: jah
Facebook: Justinreach

eBooks by Justin Hall

I've published books for sale, somewhere else online! Behold:

Now available for the Kindle: A Story of GameLayers. My experience being CEO of a tech company, 2007-2009:

"A tell-all story of a startup from the very beginning, with lots of info about real-world fundraising. A more intimate look than you'll find in other business reads." says Irene Polnyi in a 5-star review on

A Story of GameLayers, for the Amazon Kindle.