Happy Third of July
I might be one of the least patriotic people around. I guess it’s fair to say that I don’t “love” America. But then I don’t really love any countries.I do like to visit Mexico and I think Japan, Spain and Italy and France are cool places to go. I also think the Colorado Rocky Mountains are great in the summer. But I’m kind of a planet-guy. It’s really the earth, the wide, wonderful world, that I feel deserves the love. Once you divide the land up into “countries,” you’re essentially asking for war. Israel and Palestine, for example. Ireland and Northern Ireland. China and Taiwan. I could go on. I don’t care much for flags either. I’m going to take a wild stab and assume that next to religion, more people have died for flags than pretty much any other reason. I won’t wave them and I won’t salute them. I don’t care much for religion either…that’s for another holiday. But you go ahead and wave yours and shoot off your fireworks (?). I guess you believe that’s what you fought for, and hey, to the victor the spoils. But today, July 3rd, in 1608 Samuel de Champlain founded the city of Quebec, which is another cool place to go.