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Thanksgiving Turkey Dilemma…. Guest Blogger – Don Harker

November 27, 2013

Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

After having spending 20 years of my life living in Britain and other far off places, returning to the USA was a bit like Rip Van Winkle awakening from his 20 year sleep.  As a youth of the 50’s, my ear was assaulted by the repetitious use of the old Beatnik exclamation of ‘cool’.  Cool, it now seems, is the all purpose exclamation of delectation.  It will cover delight with anything ranging from Beethoven’s 8th to garish athletic shoes.

The transformation of what I used to know as food has taken an even greater leap.  With Thanksgiving about to rear its head, I was aghast to find that certain of the basic principles I had learned while a science student have been altered in favor of the big agribusiness factory producers of poultry.  Just prior to last Thanksgiving Day I went out in search of a ‘fresh’ turkey.  To me…

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