courtesy of Maui's own Shaka Pops!
handmade gourmet popsicles, for sale in select
grocery stores, at the Swap Meet and Westin
Kaanapali Resort today.
Our family aren't the ra-ra-America nor the ra-ra-Canada type of people. Don't get me wrong, we love our countries, both our birth country and our adopted country. But we just don't get sentimental about it either way. This morning as I was pouring my coffee it struck me as kind of ironic. Today the US celebrates its independence from Great Britain. Canada on the other hand still has significant ties to Great Britain as a member of the British Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth's picture is on all its money. The two countries are in some ways quite different, and in others quite similar.
Wait a minute, you said people are antagonistic? Towards Independence Day? What's that all about? Read up on the US overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and annexation of Hawai'i in 1898. To this day it is quite controversial in Hawai'i.