"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen



On this day celebrating the country I call home, I thought I would share some songs that express my appreciation for my freedom - both the kind we celebrate today, and the other kind, which I learned of almost 15 years ago. I hope you enjoy these.

My Statue of Liberty (and, just FYI - I've seen the first one in person- and it is impressive. But nothing like the second :) )

Battle Hymn of the Republic

God Bless the USA

I know my country is not perfect - far from it. But I am still proud to be an American. And I am blessed to be a child of God and a follower of Jesus.

Happy Independence Day, all my American friends!
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  1. We should love our country. Of course it's not perfect, since it's populated by sinful people: all of us. As an American who lives overseas, I see both sides of the U.S.A. and know it is still blessed by God and the freest, greatest country on the earth. No one enjoys the blessings of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness like Americans do. And comfort, service, friendliness, and all the rest. We are blessed!

    Thank you for your patriotic tribute.

    1. We certainly are blessed Thanks so much for stopping by, and for sharing your "different" perspective. Blessings to you!


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