This 4th of July weekend has found me busy working hard, but by the same token happily working away at something that I love dearly and am expending the time and effort on of my own free will. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Today’s a day for celebration though, and I’ll be putting the work aside for a bit to enjoy some BBQ and fireworks.

As I penned in my journal a couple of years ago:

Give me all the risks
that go with being free.
I’ll gladly take the lot
as the price of liberty.

Happy Birthday, Old Friend. And Thank You for the life I feel so fortunate to get to live.