"A safe Independence Day] would be a good psychological boost, but we need some fundamental news as well." Charles PayneHere I am in US Birthplace ground zero, a resident of the city of Brotherly Love where America began and all I can think is ... well, nothing.
Rain is falling here. The 4th is on a Wednesday, so no big weekend-long celebration.
It's hard to get worked up about independence--especially in historical context--when so many of our treasured freedoms are being trampled by our modern leaders.
I refuse to discuss that today. Am heading back to bed to watch the Law and Order Marathon -- something as American as apple pie.
Then, rain or no rain, we'll barbecue some burgers and call it a day.
Not the 4th of July celebration dreams are made of ... but at least an all-American day in the first all-American city. Where, if I'm lucky, no one I love will be killed.