Santa Cruz Good Times

Oct 06th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

What unusual Thanksgiving traditions have you participated in?

lt clintonI went to Denny’s every year that I was working retail, since they would not let me go home for Thanksgiving. We stole that from my girlfriend’s family, who did that every year since they did not cook for Thanksgiving.

Clinton Shaver
Santa Cruz | Beer Bestower







lt tamaraMy friends and I would go on a bike ride and call it the turkey trot—up to Sand Point in Nisene Marks. We did different places, but I remember doing that ride quite a bit. Works up an appetite.

Tamara Myers
Santa Cruz | Teacher








lt jasonWe would take a blank piece of paper and everyone would write two lines, and then you fold the paper over so you can only see the bottom line, and then you pass it on to the next person. So basically everybody only writes two lines. And at the end of it, you get to read the whole thing and it's amazing how it all connects.

Jason Scronin
Santa Cruz | Acupuncturist







lt patrickWe just go all Mexican. So there's no bird, no gravy, no mashed potatoes. It's frijoles and nopales, and chili verde. We've been doing it for 22 years.

Patrick Shields
Santa Cruz | Researcher







lt allieEvery year on Thanksgiving we have mimosa and pies for breakfast to start off the day before we have Thanksgiving dinner.

Allie Hemphill
Santa Cruz | Bartender

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger


Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share


Making a Scene

As it celebrates its 30th year, Santa Cruz County’s Open Studios is one of the most successful in the country—and a make-or-break event for many local artists


A Ritual & Initiation

The Pope has come and gone, but his loving presence ignited new hope and goodness in many. While he was in NYC, China’s ruler arrived in Washington D.C. East (China) and West (Rome), meeting in the middle, under Libra, balancing sign of Right Relations. The Pope arrived at Fall Equinox. Things initiated at Fall Equinox are birthed at Winter Solstice. The Pope’s presence was a ritual, an initiation rite—like the Dalai Lama’s visits—offering prayers, teachings and blessings. Rituals anchor God’s plan into the world, initiating us to new realities, new rules. The Pope’s presence brings forth the Soul of the United States, its light piercing the veils of materialism. The Pope’s visit changed things. New questions arise, new reasons for living. A new wave of emerging life fills the air. Like a cocoon shifting, wings becoming visible. The winds are different now. Calling us to higher vision, moral values, virtues that reaffirm and offer hope for humanity. A changing of the guard has occurred. Appropriately, this is the week of the Jewish Festival of Sukkoth (’til Oct. 4), when we build temporary homes (little huts in nature), entering into a harvest of prayer and thanksgiving, understanding our fragile and impermanent existences. We are summoned to reflect upon our lives, our humanity, our nature, our spirit and each other. Offering gratitude, becoming a magnet for others. We observe. We see the needs. We love more.


The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program


Film, Times & Events: Week of October 2

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments


Extra Pop

Assembly’s pop-up space goes into regular rotation, Cabrillo wine dinner, and a visit to Mozaic


What’s your biggest pet peeve?

When people say they’re “going down” somewhere, and they’re actually traveling north. Julia Ragen, Santa Cruz, Psychologist


Downhill Cellars

An easy-drinking Chardonnay from Downhill Cellars


Gary’s Old Fashioned Snappy Dogs

Where to find the best hot dogs in Santa Cruz