Greetings! My blog is going to take you all over the world, but I thought I'd start it in my own front yard. Yesterday was July 4th. It's not unusual to find grown-ups behaving like kids on Christmas morning, at least in my family. Yesterday was no exception. My brother and dad created the "Ferris Wheel of Death," and set a trashcan on fire. This tradition of pyromasters dates all the way back to the cannons of '76. Let it be known that we are the United States of America and we are free. I have a feeling that over the next few years I'll be learning to appreciate a free America even more.