Rarely does a piece speak to me with the uncanny timing of columnist Lisa Kogan’s in the November issue of O magazine. It’s about Thanksgiving and families, specifically hers, but of course it’s a universal theme.

One of my favorite passages:

… while I hardly qualify as the family’s black sheep, in the race for odd duck I’ve broken away from the pack and am currently maintaining a significant lead.

One of my other favorite passages:

I’m not entirely sure why I never married. I’ve been accused of being too picky, too career oriented, too selfish, too difficult … frankly I’ve always found myself to be utterly delightful (or at least no more ambitious, selfish, difficult than any of my married friends). Still in the interest of fairness, I invite those with opposing viewpoints to go ahead and vent away in their columns.

What can I possibly add to that?