Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US, a time for reflection and appreciation of the many things we have to be grateful for. For many, this past year has been a tough one, for personal reasons, for the loss of so many great artists, or for the unclear political future we face. But rather than wallow in the misery of it all, let’s take some time to think about the good, both the big things and the small moments that bring us joy.

With that in mind, even though we lost both this year, I can’t help but smile seeing the legendary Sharon Jones give a tutorial on the history of Soul Train dances, only to be joined onstage by the immortal Prince. If we live in a universe where something this sublime can happen, then anything is possible. Happy Thanksgiving.


David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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With all due respect and no offense meant, this might just be the best thing ever posted on the Scholarly Kitchen. Perfect timing! I am now inspired to solemnly swear that I will work on perfecting my Funky Chicken moves! 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thanks for curating such a timely and wonderful post–

Grateful you’re still keepin’ it positive 😉

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