The great month
of July, hallmark of our Nation's birthday, is nearing its annual
close. Time to put away the fireworks and bunting and start toting
a sweatshirt to your favorite swimmin' place.
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But as you and your
kin leave the lazy-hazy behind and start fluttering around like
autumn leaves getting ready for Fall, my fondest hope is that
you will carry the spirit of Freedom and Independence with you,
throughout every though, word and deed, now and forevermore.
In tribute to this sentiment, I'm about to
share something with you that came to me by way of email
pass-along. And I confess that it's been around this block a
time or two.
But when I
received it again this morning, something about it resonated
with our topic this
month and so I'm sharing my thoughts on Liberty
and Justice again.
Night in the Ozarks...
You never can
tell just what you'll find alongside an Ozark roadway on a
Saturday night!!! On July 14, 2001, just outside of Leslie,
Arkansas, we found a mounting invasion of wooden Indians, a
Wizard, a man called "Oily Chainsaw," and the
beautifully sculpted eagle you see here.
To see all the
other neat stuff we saw, just give a click
Summer is such a
great time to go for a drive, even when you don't have any place in
particular to go. And the ability to meaninglessly meander is one of our
most precious natural freedoms. Even though we may not find "The
Right To Do Nothing" precisely articulated in our Constitution,
it's a cherished part of the freedoms I celebrate. It's good for my
And there are
remarkable things accomplished in the stretch of such a lazy afternoon.
You might, for example, indulge in a bit or roadside geology, about
which you will learn more by
May the Fourth be
ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed
the Declaration of Independence? Please pause with us as we
celebrate our Nation's Birthday, and reflect on....
chatting about all these fine and frivolous subjects during this
annual time of celebrating our National Birthday. And to start us on
this illustrious path, you can click
here to see what I personally think.
special attention to the "good humor" aspect of this
intellectual manage a trois, I have a truly magnificent treat in
store for you....
(with a drum roll and piccolo flourish) the ever popular, phenomenally
vibrant and wonderfully funny: Kim Burke (tah-dah!), whose antic-filled
articles about life in motherhood's fast lane will tickle your fancy and
twiddle your wit.
New to gozarks
pages, Kim's "Incidents and
Accidents" commentaries are already a hit elsewhere, in
hard-copy publications and also on the World Wide Web. However, there is
a special "Natural State" flavor to the bubbling turn of her
words because Kim is one of us! An Ozarks Gozarkian. She lives, loves,
and writes about family life right here, in "them thar
She has her very
own fun-filled Website, and you'll find a link to it on her new feature
column page. But I will give you a sneak preview here with a neighborly
plug to steer you toward Kim's very first Cartoon
recovered from belly-laughing, take a look at this somewhat more serious
by still lighthearted approach, recommended by a reader as a tongue-in-cheek
protest of junk mail.
of this -- or at least one of these items -- will provoke some spirited
banter as you gather together in celebration of Independence Day and
reflect on the reverie of this sacred event over the months to
the interim, be sure to check our What's New
page to get the scoop on the latest and greatest updates to our little
e-zine. And as always, if you're looking
to find something that was on the front page of any previous edition of
gozarks, just visit our Archives
and follow the links.
as simple good manners and common business courtesy dictate, before I
bid you fond adieu until next time, please allow me once again
to express my deepest and most sincere thanks to all of
our readers, columnists,
random contributors, advertisers and every member of the Hyper
Tech team. Life is sweet because of you. We'll be chatting