A very happy 4th of July to everyone out there. This is one of my favorite holidays, for a number of reasons. This is a day for you to do whatever the hell you want. There are no family obligations nor social norms to abide by. If you want to sit around the house, go ahead. If you want to go to a party, terrific. If you want to work, I imagine that possibility exists as well. Its a day I get glassy eyed and think about our forefathers. I know our nation has come off the tracks to a certain degree but that is not what this day represents. To me, its about Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and the rest of our founding fathers signing the Declaration of Independence. Signing that document was not for the meek. It meant openly defying the most prolific country with the most military might. Its a terrific day to celebrate the enormous onions of our forefathers. So do whatever it is you wish, just keep Thomas Jefferson and company in mind. I know Ill be raising a glass for him. Once again, happy 4th!