Wow! If that isn’t a true quote, not just about America, but about everyone and everything I’ve ever loved, I don’t know what is! If you are not familiar with Senator Booker, he is an African American and former mayor of Newark who is now a US Senator for New Jersey. Long-time readers know that … More July 4th Thoughts from US Senator Cory Booker: “If America hasn’t broken your heart, you don’t love her enough.”
I’ve never been one to restrict celebrations to a single day, so I’m continuing my 4th of July series beyond the literal day. Especially after reading the news today, including another mass killing at a 4th of July event and rising unrest after another police shooting of an unarmed Black man, I would like the … More Final Fourth Thoughts
OK, so maybe it’s more like orange, white, and purple… Still, this will be the healthy and delicious centerpiece of our July 4th celebrations, or at least the eating part of the holiday. This are three chilled soups, all made with just-picked fruits or vegatables from…you guessed it, the FARMERS MARKET! The first is a … More Meatless Monday, 4th of July Edition: Red, White, and Blue Chilled Soups
I’m not someone who usually sleeps in on the weekends. Most Saturdays I’m up and out of the house in time to get to the Cary Downtown Farmers Market by the time it opens at 8:00 AM (insiders know the best stuff sells out quickly). I’ll often be there for a couple of hours, shopping … More Easy Like a July 4th Sunday Morning
If you remember from your school days, Diogenes was an ancient Greek philosopher who was said to have carried a lamp around, “searching for an honest man.” To me, that resembles the work of the Congressional January 6 Investigation Committee. They are examining an assault on the US Capitol that was broadcast live in real … More Finally, the Jan 6 Diogenes Found His Honest Man. Turns Out It’s a Millenial Woman from New Jersey
That is a selection of the food I bought Saturday morning at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market (CDFM) for our Fourth of July holiday weekend meals. Doesn’t it all look enticing? We are getting into the season of plenty at our local Farmers Markets, so you should check it out. Towards the end of last … More A Diverse Fusion Fourth of July Feast
As I’ve said multiple times on this blog, I love to celebrate every occasion. On this blog, that usually is manifested through a special meal I make for that day. But in my actual life, I always strive for our celebrations to also have something to do with the meaning of the holiday. This year, … More A 2021 Fourth of July Reflection: Watch This Video
I know I haven’t written for a while, but it’s mostly from good things. Besides being busy with work and activities, last week I spent most of the week out of town at a WONDERFUL family wedding. It was a beautiful event that went off perfectly, celebrating the love of two delightful young people who … More This Year We Can All Have a Capitol Fourth!
I Hear America SingingWalt Whitman I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,The boatman singing what belongs to … More A Happy 4th of July–Really!
Since it has been a reflective holiday, I’ve been reconsidering our 4th of July traditions. Now that my son is older, this holiday has less activity around it. I used to spend the day teaching him about the significance of the 4th of July, often watching the musical 1776 with him or some other aspect … More Rethinking Holiday Traditions