Fourth of July

Fireworks on Waikiki!

July 11, 2011

One week ago we celebrated Fourth of July as a nation. I was attending a conference on Oahu, staying in a hotel on Waikiki. I had a ring-side seat to the fantastic fireworks display. Waiting for the big event, I watched the sun drop down behind the horizon, something we all seem to love – […]

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HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!!

July 4, 2011

click here for larger image SECOND GROWTH REDWOODS   . . . from the redwood forest . . .   I posted this two years ago, and it is still the way I feel about our country! Enjoy this RE-post and Happy Fourth of July, 2011! Who among us doesn’t remember singing along and feeling […]

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Our Little Battles

July 4, 2010

  July 4 is our day to party. We grill out, drink and eat too much, then look for the best place to watch the excitement in the sky. Even our National Anthem glorifies the “rockets’ red glare.” Our view of war is that of Major Battles, usually taking place “out there.” Yet we have […]

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“This land is our land . . .”

July 4, 2009

click here for larger image SECOND GROWTH REDWOODS   . . . from the redwood forest . . .   Who among us doesn’t remember singing along and feeling proud of our countryside? It was an era of protesting the educational system, the government, the war, the “establishment” in general, and anything else we could […]

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