“we hold these truths to be self-evident,… endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…”

It is there, a diamond amid the mire and muck, still shining through tragedy and turmoil, still casting its light even as clouds swirl and gather and the winds of change rise. It is the bedrock, the foundation, the starting point and the only end worth striving for. Your words ring out this week before the 4th. Hurrah for the fourth, the glorious fourth, the glorious fourth of July. A promise still to be kept, a date to be remembered, revived, and kept close to heart.

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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