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It's interesting to me that all of our national celebrations have to do with war and violence. The Fourth of July celebrates our country's independence, won through the Revolutionary War. Memorial Day is to remember war dead. Veterans Day is to honor those who must risk their lives in the service of . . .
I'm doing my July 4 post early because you KNOW everyone will be blogging about it on "the day". I thought you might enjoy some older July 4 posts and I wanted them to go up in time to be helpful. Especially the pet tips. How to prepare your pets for the fourth of July was my subject last year. . . .
Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.~George Bernard Shaw I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties . . .
(2017 update: am not running the contest this year) The Fourth of July can be stressful for pets. We're distant enough from big, official displays, but some of our neighbors still shoot off fireworks sporadically until the wee hours, especially scaring our 15 year old dog. He's mostly deaf, but can . . .
Not sure we know what the question is, any more. "Support our troops." Since the younger Bush sent troops over to the Middle each, we hear it all the time. But what does it really mean?It's become almost meaningless, a self-righteous mantra that began around the time of our crazy entry into a war . . .
Sicilian-Americans know how to give a party. My sister-in-law, in particular, is a master of party giving.The details for the Normandy invasion were nothing, compared to the items in the spiral notebook that recorded planning and execution of my nephew's 21st birthday party on July 4th.I have never . . .
Bow tie Cupcakes American dog Gummies Peppermint taffy Now we're talkin'! (flask) Yes, even we liberals are patriotic and love our flagOur hope for America . . .
I love our first flag. The circle of stars representing the original 13 states is a such a wonderful symbol of unity.Our forefathers were smart guys who knew just the right ingredients to cook up a great nation. And great nation we are. Not perfect. But great, nonetheless. Still, we're in serious . . .