Another 4th of July has passed.
Hopefully the fireworks are gone and I can sleep with the windows open tonight and my dogs can quit shaking and walking under my feet because they don't like the sounds that the neighbors are making to show their independence. This photo courtesy of my friend Ricardo.
Have you ever really thought about the word, or what the freedoms we have really mean? I found a lot in the online dictionary. Here is my favorite.
In`de*pend"ence\, n. [Cf. F. ind['e]pendance.]