What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about the 4th of July? The first thing that comes to my mind is planning BBQs with family and friends. But I was thinking the other day as we made plans for the day, that many of us don’t take a moment to reflect what this date really means to us who live in this beautiful country we call the United States of America. How it represents our freedom to do just that: spend time with our family and friends at BBQs, camping, swimming, and watching fireworks or whatever you’ll be doing this 4th of July.
When I was a kid, there were no Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There were plenty of mutant other things though. Every Saturday, there were black and white sci-fi thrillers about giant ants, shrinking men, and terrible accidents that made terrifying hybrids, like a man with a fly's head.