July 4th Celebration Of What?What was wrong with the usual celebrations?

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What has happened?

My memories of and affection for July 4th celebrations center on the smells of barbecue and burgers sizzling on open grills, while children scamper around the picnic areas laughing and playing even more excitedly than usual, in anticipation of fireworks promised for later. Families and friends sit in lawn chairs or at picnic tables, talking about their families and, in many years, their hopes and confidence in their personal and their country’s future.

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Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.

Writing on whatever strikes my mood, from politics to humor (or a combination of the two), to spirituality, or whatever else shows up. Retired, not in retreat.