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July 04, 2010


Crafty Green poet

"Today's the 4th of July Another June has gone by & when they light up our town I just think What a waste of gunpowder & sky" Aimee Mann

Thanks for the links, I'll go and read them.

Here in Edinburgh there is evidence that the festival and Hogmanay (New Year) fireworks are weakening the structure of city centre buildings and one woman was killed by falling masonry that had been weakened by the fireworks, but still every summer we have three weeks of fireworks, and every Hogmanay we have a whole night of them, slightly fewer than in years gone by but not noticeably.


And some places in the States have cancelled their displays. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. The day fairly insists on community, and the big to-do brings the place together. Still, there may well be a better way to do that.

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