So, Monday is Memorial Day. We’re all vaguely aware of it, of course. If for no other reason than it’s a three-day weekend. We love those. Many of us will cook out. I’m cooking ribs. It’s tradition. Others will be cooking burgers and such. Some of us will travel. It’s a good weekend for it, even if the price of gas is up. The rest of us will gather with friends and family. It’s a nice, low-key holiday. It’s one not fraught with excess frills and high expectations. There are no gifts to buy, no drunk uncles to cross ideological swords with. There are no crowds to fight (unless you’re enroute to the beach), no candy to purchase. Heck the greeting card companies haven’t even found a way to mine it for schmaltzy, blank verse gold — yet.
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