July 4 — On a hammock or stuck at work?

We hope you’re reading this from a hammock, surrounded by beautiful or nubile admirers who are feeding you dainties while they grill your lunch. Good for you. A nice little break is always good for your mental health.

And, if today finds you at work, that’s good too. Maybe not for you, but certainly for us. Because what you are doing and where you are doing it is probably good for our health, safety and security. Even if we can’t see you.

Most media outlets find that readers, listeners and viewers drop off on holidays, which makes sense. So we are saving the good stuff for next week, when lots of us will be back to work. Enjoy today and check it out tomorrow.

Happy holiday. Check this space next week.

Nearly Useless Factoid

By Michael O’Connell

Columbus and his men may have been the first Europeans to encounter a hammock when they discovered widespread use of them by the Taino people of the Bahamas.

Source: History.com

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