Out of the Blue

Today is the Independence Day here in the U.S. The occasion is often simply called the Fourth of July, but of course every country has one of those. The occasion can be loud, but our plans are quiet, as we'll be staying home. But the neat thing we've learned since moving a few years ago, is most of the local fireworks celebration are easily viewed from our living room. This is serendipitous, as we had no idea this was the case when we moved it, but it's a pretty cool setup.

Obituary: Bruce Katz, Pioneer of the Walking Shoe, Is Dead at 75 (may require registration or subscription).

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