I’m sitting here on a park bench outside my favorite coffee shop, where I’ve been writing my daily posts for the last week and a half on my phone, and I’m staring at our flag.
Normally, a scene like this on the Fourth Of July fills me with pride. I love America, all that it has stood for, and what it has represented for me and for many others.
But today, I’m not feeling that pride. I am not proud of what America has been showing to the rest of the world and I’m not proud of the decisions we have made and the direction we have taken.
I am saddened. Deeply saddened.
Because this post is about my feelings and not meant to be about about anything more, I am closing the comments when I get home to my computer.
I do care about how all of you are feeling today but I would prefer that you post those feelings on your own social media platforms and leave mine for me today.