Are You Free?

Are you free?  It is the 4th of July weekend, time to celebrate our country's freedom and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  We are privileged with more freedom than most people  in the world.   The question is, what do we do with our freedom?...more

It's Almost Independence Day: What is Your Favorite Tradition for the 4th?

I love the 4th of July -- it’s the perfect holiday. Combine a day off from work with yummy things to eat, drinks, and fireworks…it just doesn't get any better! I once made a red velvet flag cake (pictured) for my sister's July 4th pool party. Actually, I made two; the first one melted in the 100-degree, Southern California San Fernando Valley heat. We also have a weird family tradition of playing the Jimi Hendrix version of "The Star Spangled Banner" really loud in the backyard. I'm sure the neighbors love us. ...more

Love everything about the 4th!This year is really special, heading to the Cape for the final ...more