Happy Birthday, America. Go out and have some fun. Please remember, our differences are our strength and what make this great country the envy of all others. On this Independence Day, it wouldn't hurt to revisit the document that starts it all, so to speak. So thanks to the Boston Globe, here's a link to the full text of the Declaration of Independence.
Now, how about a little discussion about your favorite 4th of July foods. For me it has to be something off an outdoor grill and nothing says America more than a great burger. Is there any better burger than one off your grill on this special holiday? I think not. For me it's grilled medium, with cheese, tomato, lettuce and dill pickle, mayo and mustard. My favorite grill side dish is a simple potato salad. For a beverage, I find nothing goes better with a grilled burger than a cold ale and my favorite is Shipyard Export from right here in Maine.
UPDATE: While tinkering with the blog, I came upon this piece I wrote for Independence Day four years ago. I'm quite proud of this one. Give it a read and let me know what you think.