Yankee Doodle Dandy

FireworksPeople love the 4th of July. They love a long weekend (this year, a four-day one for many), they love a barbecue, they love fireworks. I love fireworks myself but this year, perhaps because I expect to be inside working during the fireworks display, or perhaps because I'm crabby, but mostly because I think it bears noting, I am thinking about how Independence Day fireworks are a symbol of "bombs bursting in air." There are real bombs bursting in air, bombs Americans are dropping, in other parts of the world, and it seems a little hypocritical to get all excited about our own independence today.