Happy (We Should Not Have Declared) Independence Day

Today is July 2nd.  This means that we’re halfway through the Wawa Welcome America eleven-day July 4th extravaganza.  You think I’m kidding?  It began last week with the first of three fireworks displays and will conclude with an “eye-popping, jaw-dropping, light-up-the-sky fireworks display” (“the nation’s largest free outdoor Fourth of July concert”) on Ben Franklin…