Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Independence Day!

It's Independence Day in the United States, which is a national holiday. We'll see you tomorrow!

Update: I've been looking for an opportunity to talk about this, and today seems appropriate. If you are a fan of American history (and musical theatre, and hiphop), you may enjoy the musical "Hamilton." A favorite song of mine on the album is "One More Time", which is probably the loveliest musical rendition of George Washington's Farewell Address to date. A lovely portion: 
Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend. I shall also carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence; and that, after forty five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as myself must soon be to the mansions of rest.
Have a good Independence Day, folks. 

1 comment:

  1. I would also recommend Joseph Ellis's "Revolutionary Summer" and David McCullough's "1776".