Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday USA!

It's a gloomy overcast day in Seattle, as is usual. Most July 4ths are pretty rainy in this neck of the woods with the hot, dry summer starting sometime in the next 1-2 weeks. A little rain on the 4th has never bothered me doesn't affect the fireworks and it keeps the number of fires down. But I'm an indoor kind of cat anyway: right now I'm watching Murder on the Orient Express, eating a late breakfast, and strategizing with the wife on how to keep the dogs from freaking out tonight.

One Independence Day suggestion for all Americans: I would strongly recommend going out and buying a copy of The True Patriot by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer. It's a quick read and inexpensive and it may just make you want to fly Old Glory even if you've been protesting the country's recent history of less-than-stirling action both foreign and domestic.

Happy 4th, everyone! Hope it's safe, sane, AND fun!

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