On this Fourth of July, I know a lot of people who have celebration plans. I know others who can’t bring themselves to celebrate, in light of certain humanitarian crises created by our own government with no remorse and no intention of mitigating anything any time soon. And I know of some who are all gung ho for a display of military might in Washington, DC because why shouldn’t there be?
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that silenced the guns on the Western Front during World War I.
My friend, Bryan Alexander, has some ruminations of his own today. Please take a read. His words are informative and thought provoking.
As for me, the following text is from a speech I gave today to commemorate the anniversary. A big thank you to all who attended and read “In Flanders Fields” along with me.
Remember Festivus, a holiday for the rest of us, from Seinfeld? Well, this year provides a unique opportunity to start up some new traditions out of old holidays. And this time, the celebrations can be for all of us. Continue reading
No matter whether you follow a religion or not, no matter what that religion may be, it’s that time of year when we try to fill those longest nights and shortest days with love, warmth, and cheer.
So to all my friends, family, and readers of this blog, happy holidays. To all those who don’t celebrate a holy day during this time of year, season’s greetings. Love to you all. And bear hugs. Although maybe don’t try to get them from real bears.