Tag Archives: Independence Day

Make It A 4th Of July No One Will Ever, Ever, Ever Forget!

July 1, 2014

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Well, the fourth of July is coming up, and you know what that means: that on Friday people all over these United States will only have five more days until my birthday! But it’s also Independence Day.  And whether you’re planning a get-together or just wanting to enjoy the fireworks with friends and family, there are […]

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Independence Is A Choice, And One Constantly Renewed

July 4, 2013

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Oh, basically it just says, "Thanks for making it official, but we've already moved on."

Yesterday and today I’ve been offering a point/counterpoint with myself on my complicated feelings about Independence Day.  Yesterday: a story of what I can’t stand about it.  Today?  A little less lengthy, a little less funny, a lot less snarky. Today: Why Independence Day is great. I’m a fan of holidays in general.  I like […]

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Freedom: Let That S*** Ring

July 3, 2013

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"My country 'tis of thee...!"

I have a, let’s say, complicated relationship with the 4th of July – Independence Day.  On one hand, I love what it stands for.  On the other hand?  Worst holiday of the year.  So today and tomorrow, I offer my annual point/counterpoint with myself on the best, and worst, of our Independence Day. Today: Why […]

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Throw A 4th Of July Party No One Will Forget (without counseling, anyway)

July 1, 2013

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If you wish to throw them in the garbage with all your strength, that's acceptable.

Well, the fourth of July is coming up, and you know what that means: that on Thursday people all over these United States will only have five more days until my birthday! But it’s also Independence Day.  And whether you’re planning a get-together or just wanting to enjoy the fireworks with friends and family, there […]

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Independence As Choice

July 3, 2012

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Yesterday and today I’ve been offering a point/counterpoint with myself on my complicated feelings about Independence Day.  Yesterday: a story of what I can’t stand about it.  Today?  A little less lengthy, a little less funny, a lot less snarky. Today: Why Independence Day is great. I’m a fan of holidays in general.  I like […]

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Freedom: Let That S*** Ring.

July 2, 2012

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I have a, let’s say, complicated relationship with the 4th of July – Independence Day.  On one hand, I love what it stands for.  On the other hand?  Worst holiday of the year.  So today and tomorrow, I offer a point/counterpoint with myself on the best, and worst, of our Independence Day. Today: Why it’s […]

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