Tag: Fourth of July
Happy 4th of July, I Guess (A Brief Account of My Waning Patriotism)
A month before Independence Day, store shelves, as usual, began to don red, white and blue USA flag-printed everything: kitchenware for BBQs, patriotic shirts, garden flags, you name it. Seeing these types of items used to get me amped for the upcoming Fourth of July and all its festivities. I hesitate to report that I […]
Happy Fourth of July! (A Wet Blanket Independence Day Greeting)
Happy Fourth of July! It is only appropriate to start an Independence Day post with those words, or something similar. The “wet blanket” portion of this post is what follows. While the wish is sincere (why wouldn’t I want you to have a great Fourth, after all?), it is a qualified greeting. That is because the simple joy of this day has been tarnished, in my opinion, to the point that it is now bittersweet.