Morning Reads for Workaholics Day (July 5)

I hope you all had a marvelous Independence Day yesterday! I celebrated by volunteering at Meadow Garden, the only home of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence still standing in Georgia. It’s tradition that we open with the reading of the Declaration, which can be viewed here in its entirety.

Any time I get the pleasure of compiling the Morning Reads, I like to find goofy holidays or observances to include, but this one’s less cute than my usual fare. As you can see from above, it’s Workaholics Day. If you’re at work today when it’s not essential… why? Go home! Forbes has 10 red flags that you’re working too hard.

Speaking of labor, it’s also the anniversary of San Francisco’s Bloody Thursday.

Pat Conroy

Alice Walker

Flannery O’Connor

  • Idris Elba rushed off stage during a performance to help a patron having a seizure.
  • An unfortunate reminder from a motorist in Rocky Mountain State Park in Colorado to use your parking brake. (Warning: There is language that’s not safe for work or small ears!)

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It’s only fitting it rained yesterday and the seats of honor at the were at the Lincoln Memorial. “With the exception of the late, great Abraham Lincoln, I can be more presidential than any president that’s ever held this office.” — Donald J. Trump. Yeah, squandering leverage and showing weakness in fawning over Kim will MAGA.. Dems would be laughing at it, sans Otto Warmbier, if it were on a Broadway stage. The GOP would be howling in indignation if it were Obama, even without Otto. Is anyone surprised Iran is increasing its stockpiles of nuclear material? That’s what happens… Read more »


At least he cleared up the mystery of the Air Force’s role in the revolutionary war. Next week he’s going to explain how the war between the states was really a deep state plot hatched by 17 angry democrats in cahoots with the CIA, FBI and the Bilderberg Group. This man is a walking encyclopedia of bull….. But he alone can MAGA! Heil Trump!


Ramparts, carports, who cares? That’s an easy mistake to make, especially if you’re not sure what a rampart is. tinyhands didn’t label donks ‘treasonous’ or call for the dissolution of Congress. He didn’t demand the weight of 100 panthers in gold from Iran in exchange for sparing Tehran. He didn’t ask Kim Jong-un to visit to discuss resort concessions. For a low-bar presidency, it was a good speech.


The bar gets lowered everyday in zombieland


I actually enjoyed the 4th of July celebration. Especially the flyovers. Sure there were gaffes,’but I didn’t see all of the negativity.


While you are waiting for the Monday Reader to appear, here is a collection of links from last week. Historic photographs, and a poem, are included at no extra charge.