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My American Day

Good morning America.

Thank you.

For another full day.

I heard the Constitution Of The United States of America

Read out loud.

And people listened. 120 more words

Life Chatter

No flags for me this patriotic week

Confederate battle flags unfurled at state capitals. Ten Commandments monuments in courthouses. Swastika tattoos on the forearms of skinheads.

It’s pretty easy to dislike and descry totems like these, isn’t it? 1,192 more words


Thunderstorm on the 4th

is there anything
sadder on July the 4th
than a thunderstorm?

unused, the fireworks
await clear skies for glory
and rockets’ red glare.

distant crack sounds near… 14 more words


Happy 4th of July and in memory of Huntmode, Peggie Duggan

Last year, my beloved friend Huntmode, on her Chasing Rabbit Holes blog, posted this video of the Star Spangled Banner. A lot has happened since last year. 113 more words


Star-Spangled Banner (Key, 1814)

Francis Scott Key wrote his poem “The Defense of Fort McHenry” to commemorate an 1814 battle with the British.  The song was popular during the Civil War, but did not become the United States’ … 1,243 more words