Whoops! Didn't even realize it was the 4th of July. That's what happens when you're on holiday and any awareness of date or time simply lifts. I hope you're all celebrating extra hard for me in the good ol' U S of A. I'm about to head to bed, and as I drift off to sleep I'll imagine my fellow patriots back home with corn on the cob in hand, meat on the BBQ, and fireworks overhead. And, because when thinking about the 4th of July it's impossible to avoid, I'll be humming "Proud to be an American"- a lullaby of sorts as I think of my homeland from far away.