By Jason Snell
November 30, 2018 9:51 AM PT
Thanksgiving is now over here in the United States. People from outside North America may be a little baffled by this strange holiday of ours, but I love it. It’s a national holiday devoted to getting together with your family or friends and giving thanks for all the good things about your life. It’s a holiday for everyone. Also, there’s usually pie.
This year I did an entire podcast about Thanksgiving dinner, so I won’t bother you with too many details, but we had 10 people at the table, I made the brined “Good Eats” turkey I always make, and the dinner finished with my beloved Sweet Potato Pie. The good news is, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just around the corner, so if you’re planning a December feast, consider those links an inspiration.
Speaking of the spirit of the season, I want to thank all of you for supporting Six Colors. When I left my job four years ago, I didn’t really know what to expect. Things have worked out better than I could have imagined, but the details are remarkably different from what I anticipated. I am doing a lot more podcasting than I thought was humanly possible, and at this point I make my living from podcasting as much as from writing. It’s a strange place to be, as a writer.
One of the reasons I can keep writing rather than just yammering on and on is that I have the support of all of you. Dan and I aren’t kidding when we say that you are the ones who keep the lights on. It will be no surprise to anyone who visits the Six Colors website that while we sold out our first year of sponsorships, this year the sponsors have been few and far between. Today Six Colors exists because you all allow it to exist. I can’t thank you enough for giving us a place to write, a place to hang out and talk tech with all of you (that would be the Six Colors subscriber Slack group), and an audience for our casual and sometimes experimental podcast (the Six Colors Secret Subscriber Podcast).
If you were here, I’d bake you a pie. Thank you again.