This Independence Day I will do something different. I will actually embrace the pains and pleasures of what will be a project.
Take a camera, a notebook. A recorder.
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Part immersion writing, part memoir, and part appropriated material, I want to face the holiday, not-holiday.
"This is the first I have heard about it," a parent says.
The history of the Collins Park parade. My history. Dale's missing thumb. My sister's comments.
"Honor mom and Aunt Hazel," she says.
My escape to Saint Louis last year. The rush to the animal doctor the year before.
Tom's bagpipes. My sister's bicycle.
My ex showing up. Cousins who hate me showing up.
Dog Rescue Relief Station.
"Neighborhood parades bring out the best of Topeka each year on Independence Day, and Friday was no exception.