I usually really like the 4th of July.
Not this year.
I love the United States.
There are so many wonderful things that this country and its people have to offer.
However, we seem to have become a country of too much hate, fear and cruelty.
I am not pointing fingers at anyone. I have my opinions; I am sure you have yours.
But this makes me sadder than you can imagine.
However, the wonderful and talented photographer Steve Stubbs posted a photo from the 2017 production of 1776 (gender neutral casting) where I was honored to play Ben Franklin.
This show speaks to me.
It is about a group of men who came together, each with their own priorities and belief systems, and still were able to accomplish something important and meaningful.
I am glad that our government is now more diverse. I will be happier when it is even more diverse.
I will be happier still when they set their differences aside and learn to work together for the people of this country in a way that we can all, once again, be proud of.