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A Better Way... to do Black Friday

A Better Way... to do Black Friday

When I was about 10, I decided that Thanksgiving was the ideal time for sleeping under the Virginia stars one last time before winter. Every year, I’d beg my cousins to sleep outdoors with me on Thanksgiving night. That was before we knew anything about mummy bags, base-layers or down. We were low-tech but determined! We would put on so many cotton sweatshirts that we looked like pumpkins. Weaseling into our giant sleeping bags, we’d roll ourselves burrito-style into old blankets for extra insulation. Then we’d cover up with plastic picnic tablecloths to repel the dew. The night was always eventful. Sometimes we’d wake up to drippy rain, sometimes...

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