#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for July, 2006

I’m A Yankee Doodle Dandy!

Okay, I wasn’t born on the fourth of July, for those of you who remember the old song.

But I love this country, and I’ll never miss a chance to say so.

God bless the U.S.A.

And God bless the brave ones, the men and women who defend us all, whether here at home or in foreign countries.

And one more thing, God. Please bring them all home, soon.

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Working and Loving It

I’m working this week–including tomorrow, which is one of my favorite holidays. Lest you feel sorry for me, don’t. Writing “McKettrick’s Heart” is such a pleasure, I can barely tear myself away.

Meanwhile, pop those firecrackers. Eat that watermelon.

We are an independent people, however imperfect, and we have a great deal to celebrate.

Freedom.

One nation, under God.

What a concept.

And just because we haven’t gotten it exactly right yet–should we worry?

NO. Freedom is a process. We are the better for our every effort to move in the right direction.

Let others say what they will. Many

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“Keep your ear to the ground” referred to the practice of plainsmen listening to the ground to hear hoof beats. It became the westerner’s warning to stay alert.

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