Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day

Are you having a cookout? Family gathering?

Watching or participating in a parade?

Taking advantage of holiday sales?

Doing your own fireworks show, or attending one?

Reciting the Declaration of Independence from memory?

How will you celebrate?



  1. You're quick. I wasn't quite finished with my blog. I had to show I wasn't completely ignoring my patriotic identity, so come back, Mags, and see my school house rock video.
    I have a friend who is now a citizen, but was born and grew up in India. One day she and I talked about what it meant to be an American. She stated when she pledged loyalty to this country, she realized even if we went to war against India, she would support the U.S. It was very humbling to me because I realized how much I've taken for granted being born here. I'm getting emotional just thinking about it. Yeah, the hamburgers are good. The festivals and fireworks, too, but I am so thankful for those brave people who had a vision for something better and the courage to fight for it. Happy Independence Day, everyone.

  2. Okay, Jennifer, I'll head back over. So I'm not the only one who posts a blog and then revises and posts again. Good.

  3. Ah, yes. The humility of a true writer. I am still doing rewrites of The Jinx. Apparently, Rick's cousin-in-law has two different names.

  4. >Apparently, Rick's cousin-in-law has two different names.<

    Hey, you're in good company. That's one of the things mentioned in The New Yorker article about Nora Roberts...a character whose name changed somewhere in the book.

    I can't tell you how many things like this my editor, Courtney, has caught. I'm so lucky to have a young editor with an agile brain. She makes up for me.