Usually we’re treated to a few illegal firecrackers and bottle rockets in the neighborhood on the evening of July 4. Not this year. Someone a few streets over from the rancho threw up a Roman candle or three with dazzling exploding gold stars. They were over in a few seconds but still worth it. It was Independence Day, after all. What better way to celebrate than by breaking an onerous law.
- “Arise and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” -Winston Churchill