You put the Independent in Independence Day.

The Fourth of July means a lot of things . . . BBQs, fireworks, and of course, the birth of this great (although in an awkward phase) nation.

We call it Independence Day . . . the day we celebrate the 13 original colonies calling themselves a new country.

And it’s today.

I like to celebrate something else on Independence Day . . . and that’s the Independent Artist.

You know, the Writer, Director, Artist, Actor, etc. . . . in other words . . . so many of you who read this blog.

It ain’t easy to be out on your own, trying to forge a life for yourself in a difficult environment, against all odds.  And until there’s a holiday called “The Independent Artist Day,” I like to steal some time on the 4th just for you guys.

So when you watch those fireworks tonight, remember, they’re also for you.

And one day, if you have enough perseverance, and enough passion, you’ll burn just as bright, for everyone to see.


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