Pic Credit Joyce Andes Preceded by football and barbecue, weather permitting.

Happy Independence Day, USA! You don't look a day over 236. :-)

All you expats abroad - how are you celebrating?

Soldiers - thank you. Stay safe. xx

A little postscript:

What makes America the greatest country in the world?

"It isn't, but it could be."

I love this country for its ideals, and its potential. This video is from TV show, and any TV show is just a TV show, but it's written by the same guy who made The West Wing, and I think the opening scene (starting at ca 4.15) is a great, raw, honest, beautiful, inspiring, hopeful message.

"America is not the greatest country in the world anymore." - but it could be again.

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