Sunday, July 4, 2021

July 4th

8:41am, Leavenworth, WA.

As usual, I am in a darkened hotel room, the rest of my family sleeping. It has been a long, long road trip…much longer for me than it was supposed to be, as I had to make a plane-assisted detour halfway through. More on that later (when I’m not typing on a phone).

I have a feeling that this year’s holiday celebrations will be somewhat subdued and/or melancholic…at least for me. True: many, many folks are happy and excited about things opening up, about life feeling “more normal.” But as we celebrate the country’s birthday, it’s clear that this has been a rough year for her, and for the things she’s supposed to stand for: truth, justice, and all that jazz.

Since my politics bore the majority of my readers, I’ll leave off talking about them (for now). To be honest, I’m a little bored talking about them myself, and especially bored trying to find new ways to express my contempt and disgust in a way that is “less offensive.” 


All right, time to get my family up. We have a complimentary breakfast to hit before getting back on the road.

Enjoy your Star-Spangled Holiday, my fellow Americans. Try to remember those truths that our founders declared to be “self-evident” on this date, waaay back in 1776. The next time I blog will not be from a cell phone, I promise!


  1. Hey JB. I'm neither American nor probably where you are politically in every respect, but bless you and your country. You're a blessing to your country! I know the feeling of grieving for the fragility of a people/nation.

    1. That’s kind of you to say, Owen. Thank you.