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July 7, 2014

Out for ice cream at Austin's, I'm always reminded of a long ago discussion about the evils of taxes and government.  One of the participants gave a memorable statement when he said to always remember not everyone on this earth can drive out and get an ice cream cone whenever they want.  That has value and meaning far beyond just the enjoyment of the ice cream itself.  That's my 4th of July message.  Amen, you are adjourned.

 “You mustn’t wish for another life. You mustn’t
want to be somebody else. What you must do is this:

“Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks.”

I am not all the way capable of so much,
but those are the right instructions.”

Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter