Happy Independence Day!
. . . For those celebrating, that is. As an Anglophile, I sometimes wonder how different it would be if we were still part of the UK. Maybe we’d have a better educational system? Better diction? One never knows, and this has been the conjecture of many an alternate-universe fantasy novel/series, so I don’t plan to add my voice to that particular crowd of second-guessers.
I do plan to spend some time outdoors in the sun, eating a heady mixture of homemade gumbo, my special Cajun potato salad, and whatever we end up throwing on the grill, braving the pool (because the kids will surely splash me). A holiday is a holiday regardless of its reason for being.