Here in the Pacific Northwest there is a lot of disagreement about what is the appropriate way to celebrate Independence Day. How you express your love for your country is a signal about what kind of patriot you are -- or whether you are patriotic at all, some of my neighbors say.
It's even something of a running debate in letters to the editor.
Here's hoping you enjoy the July 4 holiday in a way that makes you proud and happy and does not infringe on the rights of others. Just as important, I hope you have a safe holiday and wake up healthy and happy on July 5.
Happy Fourth of July.