R World will be closed in observance of the 4th of July. We on the editorial board have no clue what that means but nonetheless feel obliged to inform you. Meanwhile, to tide you over until we are again open for business, we would like to advise to to,
1. Be your own parade. Don't just watch a parade today. Actually be one. No one but you even has to know. And really, what better way to show your support for an army of one than a parade of one?
2. Avoid being your own fireworks display. There is no way to do this safely. It is best to not even attempt. Do not force me to go into details. I'd rather not.
3. Thumb your nose at a royalist - if you can find one.
Happy Independence Day!