July 2, 2003

By Michael Strickland

Happy Independence Day

Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago, our founding fathers declared their independence from the King of England. Since then, our country has been a beacon of freedom for people around the world. As we celebrate the anniversary of this great moment in history this week, be sure to remember that millions (billions?) of people around the world don't enjoy the freedom that the signatories of that declaration gave us. Perhaps one day the term "free world" will be redundant.

"The Daily Strick" is on hiatus until July 6, when the coming days' columns will be posted after the fact. Appropriately, I'll be visiting Independence, California, and other towns along Highway 395 on a camping excursion to the Sierra Nevada.


©2003 Michael Strickland ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

What is "The Daily Strick"?

I have long called myself a writer, but too often I don't do what a writer must do daily: write. So you, dear reader, are the beneficiary of my resolution to make a positive change in at least one area of my life. Every single day of this new year (almost), I will write something, anything, and post it here. It is my intention to use this daily exercise to jump-start my too-long-dormant creative energies, and perhaps generate some worthwhile material this year. Hopefully you will find at least an occasional amusement or insight in my daily musings.

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July Columns:

7/21: Hiatus
7/17: Death Ship
7/16: The Da Vinci Code
7/15: Bad Moon Rising
7/14: Adios, Compay
7/13: Ty Odeh
7/10: Muse
7/6: Memories
7/4: On the Road Again
7/3: Onion Valley
7/2: Happy Independence Day
Previous months in The Archive

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