July 4th in the U.S.A. is often celebrated with food: barbecues, picnics, potlucks. Food usually includes something we love but really shouldn’t eat. We fly more flags than usual, shoot off fireworks, and make noise if we don’t have anything sparkling in the air. On the Olympic Peninsula there are parades or games for families. All in all, a nice way to celebrate independence and remember that for most of us life is pretty darned good. Happy 4th!