The presidential primaries have sparked many a conversation around our dinner table over the past year, especially so, with our own Senator Bernie Sanders running as a candidate, rousing people and stirring up enthusiasm for the political process.
We've been watching the debates, following the caucuses and primaries, talking about what is working and what does not seem to be working with the government and in the world, what is important for the country, as well as who is best able to lead the country, and what is our responsibility in these times of uncertainty and change.
There's the question of what is a patriot today.
And there's Brexit, the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.
You know, basic dinner table conversation.
Do you think that people in times past had such an acute awareness of change in the world? It feels like we are in a time of great intensity and rapid change on a grand scale, on so many levels.
Revolution, change and what one is willing to do to make the world a better place seems a very fitting topic for this Fourth of July weekend.
We're not quite at the topic of the Age of Revolution on our homeschooling journey, although we're close to it, and that is evident in the conversations around here with a teenager and a twenty something.
For the little ones, I thought you might like this little finger play called Ten Little Firecrackers. I recorded it for you.