The United States of America gained its independence in 1776. Citizens of the “Land of the Free” celebrate that triumph on the Fourth of July. 85 more words
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These last few days must be the worst I have had the misfortune to live through since I came into this world forty-one years ago, and that’s not because Greece is heading towards total economic collapse. 1,192 more words
Seven days ago, I quit smoking.
Seven days ago, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same-gender marriage.
Seven days ago, my sister shaved my head. 155 more words
There’s almost nobody in Larks! who doesn’t vote. The people of Larks! consider democratic self-governance to be necessary to wellbeing, and since they would not withhold wellbeing from anyone, it stands to reason that they do everything that is necessary to maximize the vote. 391 more words
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. 771 more words