inessential by Brent Simmons

Independence day

Happy Fourth of July!

Three years ago I posted a list of some cool American people and things.

Sheila’s family descends from ethnic Germans living in Romania—and she posted some more pictures from her recent trip. One of the things I love about America is immigration, past and present.

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, holds a tablet with the date July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals: July IV MDCCLXXVI.

Today’s date, in Roman numerals: July IV MMIV.