I’ve always loved July 4th. As a kid, I was usually at overnight camp on that day, and camp made a big deal of celebrating. I still find Boston’s July 4th fireworks magical.
But July 4th isn’t quite back to pre-pandemic. Although I love being able to see friends and relatives again, I know that there are many places in our country where vaccination rates are low and a new Covid-19 variant is spreading.
This year I am worried about our country and where it is going. Does the world look to the U.S. as leaders anymore? What are the consequences to us of China’s clamp-down on Hong Kong? Where are we with the countries of Africa? How much did our kids lose from learning by Zoom?
And how can Whole Foods not carry my favorite gluten-free bagels anymore?
Happy Independence Day