Your article was the perfect after-dinner snack for the brain. I wish you had posted it earlier, since I often get the inspiration for the menu from pre-thanksgiving writings. Not having had yours, I took my inspiration from Paul Kutz's editorial in Free Inquiry: "America is best understood as a universal culture." So our American turkey was stuffed with ham and Chinese water chestnuts, its skin crisped with Italian olive oil, served with Korean giant white radish slices and Turkish pepper-cured olives; we drank Israeli Moscato and finished with cheeses from Finland and Mexico.
If you read "Trinity" on ejectejecteject.com, you may have noticed this: "This one is for us. Americans. This includes all you Americans living in foreign lands with foreign passports, speaking foreign languages and holding foreign citizenships. You know who you are. If you’re an optimist, if untrammeled freedom makes you giddy, if you think you know of a better way to do something and just want a chance to try, if you can tell right from wrong and still care about the difference, if you’re soft hearted and tough minded, if you think we could all get along just great if we’d all just leave each other alone, if you don’t like to fight but know sometimes you just have to, and most especially, if the idea of leaving the huddled masses and joining the pursuit of happiness has a mystical appeal for you, then you are already an American in your heart. Welcome home."
Welcome Home, Linz. You're the best American here.