If you've ever wondered how the turkey got its name, Larry Tise's "Why Is Our Thanksgiving Bird Called a Turkey?" is your recommended reading for today. Even if you haven't ever wondered, it's a fascinating story.
I'm headed off for a few days at home with family and food and all that good stuff, so I probably won't post very often (if at all) until Sunday. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
(P.S. My travel reading will consist of some random recent articles, plus Mary Roach's Spook and Susan Jacoby's The Age of American Unreason).