July 04

I don’t hate America.

It is a lovely Friday, July 4. But no, I don’t really celebrate “Happy 4th of July!”

photo-2I don’t hate America.

I don’t hate America.

I don’t hate America.

I don’t hate America.

I hate that today, for so many, is about a day off, the best rooftop parties, free parking (in NYC, at least), store mega-sales, and illegal fireworks (I don’t know if those things work in the rain, but my neighbors are sure determined to find out).

I love America. That’s why I’ve made an effort to learn our history (good, bad, ugly) beyond high school texts. That’s why I support our public libraries. That’s why I support our veterans (Hi to my mom and her friends, partying it up at the American Legion Post **** today!). That’s why I volunteer. That’s why I vote.

Today…today is just a day.

Except for the hotdogs. I do enjoy the hotdogs.