First of all, whatever you plan to do for the next several days, I hope you enjoy the break and take some time to relax.

What I’d like you to blog about is the curious obsession we humans have with tradition. You can explore this in any way you’d like to–maybe your family has all kinds of traditions, maybe they don’t, but you don’t have to write about yourself and your traditions. One needs only to flick on the tele to see evidence of culturally ingrained traditions…what do you think about this? Why do we create and maintain traditions? What do we gain from them? Do you think having traditions is healthy and positive or bizarre and twisted? These are not questions you have to answer, I’m just trying to get the ball rolling because what I’m not asking for is a play-by-play of your Turkey-day festivities. Think more broadly about tradition than that. Comment on it.