Happy Fourth of July!

“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

— John Adams on the Declaration of Independence

It is Independence Day here in the United States. I’ll be following the Rocket Lab launch attempt, but otherwise I plan to take the day off to relax and enjoy a barbecue with my neighbors.

Regular blogging will resume on July 5.