Happy July 4th

Thank you to a great country with wonderful Americans who took me in.

A country in which people I think highly of share these common traits, as Thomas L. Friedman explained in his recent opinion essay:

“Respect science, respect nature, respect each other.”


  • Inspired by Beth (again) in Alive on all Channels: “If they come for the innocent without stepping over your dead body, cursed be your religion and your life.” — Ciaron O’Reilly, Catholic Worker
  • Photo via Great Falls Tribune


  1. yes, yes, yes. happy 4th, dk

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  2. Very glad you are here….


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  3. Happy 4th of July! Both, T.L. Friedman’s and C O’Reilly’s words should be engraved in everyone’s heart and soul…..

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  4. Lovely 🤓 Enjoy your day sending joy from the north ✌️☀️smiles Hedy

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  5. I love the word “respect” David! The common denominator for all of life’s interactions. 🙂

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  6. Michael Zahaby says:

    Happy Fourth from one New American to another. Second favorite holiday after Thanksgiving.

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  7. Happy 4th to my fellow Canadian/American. Super grateful they let me in too, David. 🙂 Cher xo

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  8. Happy Independence day from another Canadian/American. so glad to be a citizen and proud to “know” you” — Bests! MJ

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  9. Thomas Friedman is one of my favorite writers/columnists, and this essay further solidifies that opinion. The bumper sticker could be even shorter: RESPECT…
    Happy 4th!

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  10. Not a native New Yorker? I missed that. Where are you from and how long have you been here. I know you’ve been here a long time, or so i think. Happy 4th to you!

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  11. Happy 4th. I’m glad they let us both in. It’s been quite the ride.

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  12. They are lucky to have you!!! Happy 4th to you all 👏🎉👏🎉

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  13. Happy 4th, pal! So happy to claim you as one of our own. And have always admired Thomas Friedman….wise man.

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  14. Thank you.for the link to that brilliant essay.
    That should be Biden’s catch phrase…

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  15. Thanks for linking to that page. I had not seen that article and I truly believe that respecting science, nature and each other is pretty simple thing to do. When doing so, one is enlightened, hopeful and becomes a better person!

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  16. A belated Happy July 4th

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