I took this picture of my library’s flagpole not long before a sudden and severe thunderstorm tore through the area, which is evident in the ominous clouds and shadows obscuring the otherwise vibrant colors on the flag. This view brought to mind the final lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, which I pondered a few years … Continue reading Our flag was still there
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoDMTQjX9I As national anthems go, "The Star-Spangled Banner" is strange. It's hard to sing, it uses antiquated language, and it doesn't have its nation's name in it. Though there are several good alternatives (my pick would be "America the Beautiful" sung by the Schuyler Sisters in perpetuity), the Banner is still here, so we must contend … Continue reading Our National Anthem?