After receiving numerous complaints from readers who couldn't post comments on my myspace blog, I've decided to post my blog in two places. This means that there will be NO excuses from the readers now. I want to see comments! Lots of comments, actually.
Today is the 4th of July. In America, we celebrate Independence Day, or as the kids say, this is our country's birthday. It's kind of funny to say that, you know. There are parts of the world with civilizations so old that a mere two hundred plus years sounds absurd. Perhaps the most important thing is what we've learned in that time.
Our country is a wild and lively mix of immigrants from all over the world. Because of that, we've learned to live with other races, colors, beliefs, and cultures. Our language reflects the contributions from other tongues. Our food and customs are enlivened by the contributions from other cultures. If you visit any major city in our country and travel through the neighborhoods, you will meet people from every where.
That doesn't mean that we don't have problems. It just means that we've mostly found a way to deal with them without bombs and wars. Hopefully, as we grow up and mature as a country, we'll find a way to solve our problems so our citizens can live in harmony.
Today as we celebrate, let us not forget that we are one people--Americans.