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My Independence

Happy Fourth of....

Since this is a national holiday celebrating our freedom(s), I am taking the liberty (timely word, eh?) to write a bit more of a political blog today. Therefore, if you feel you do not wish to have me on a sopabox waving my flag, please skp this blog and come back again another time.

The freedom to stay at home today watching movies on Turner Classic Movies ("Pride of the Yankees to "Yankee Doodle Dandy") is a real treat for me. And to beat the crowds, I took myself to the movie theatre yesterday to see the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

This is a powerful film that I cannot recommend highly enough. Of course, you need to be willing to be conscious and ready to hear the facts that Al Gore has to present. The film was informative, disturbing and important. As I watched Mr. Gore comfortably and engagingly presenting some difficult material, I was struck by the fact that he is right where he needs to be in being the spokesman for educ…