Big Hug

Despite my ambigous feelings about celebrating the holiday this year, I ended up at the parade and captured an amazing moment in a photo.

Independence Day Reflection

Today is the celebration of American Independence and the beginning of the American Ideal. We’ve struggled to live up to it over the years, and failed great deal, but this is the first time in my lifetime we seem to have decided the ideal itself might be a bad thing.

Float of floats

Note: Seeing as yesterday we hosted a July 4th celebration, Fiction Tuesday will be delayed again this week. If I wake up enough I’ll have a new scene with Jeremy and company tomorrow. The Fourth of July parade in Riverton, New Jersey is a local Summer highlight. Many towns come from all over to join…

Independence Day

Today in the United States we celebrate Independence Day, the day we mark our declared Independence from the British Empire. In actuality, our day of celebration is actually slated two days after the initial vote for independence. Some folks even enjoy poking fun at John Adams who, in a letter to his wife penned on July 3,…

Unexpected and Welcome

I’ve written about my weariness after “holiday weekends” before, so I won’t bother rehashing that well-worn topic. Suffice to say, however, Independence Day wiped me out. Good times, but exhausting. I woke up Sunday barely awake, wanting little more than to kill my alarm, roll over, and sleep until noon. It was Sunday, however, so…

“Hipster Sam” graces Independence Day

It was a long Independence Day, and this introvert is socialized out. So I’ll share a single image from Riverton’s 4th of July celebrations, and then curl up and go to bed after I schedule this to go live in the morning. There is a great deal of odd stuff which goes on in Riverton…