Happy Birthday America from Seattle

The Space Needle in Seattle celebrates July 4 by flying a large American flag high above the city. The Needle also is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year when it was constructed as part of the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962. Photo by Chuck Kurtz

 

Reason to celebrate

Happy Birthday America!

A middle America discussion before breakfast

Sitting in the living room of the ocean front beach house in Ocean Shores, Wash., where we are staying this weekend with our daughter, Jessica, her boyfriend Eric and his parents Oscar and Angela.

The house belongs to Spencer and Tora, friends of Jessie and Eric.

Somehow the early morning conversation centered on the U. S. Supreme Court‘s decision upholding the health care reform law that’s become known as “Obamacare.” Continue reading

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