For Juneteenth, my daughter has gone off to camp two nights and B has gone to a family member 70th birthday.

I am going to an online concert, in fact, two concerts: Sweet Honey in the Rock. I can't wait! I have not heard them since Bernice Regon Johnson, PhD, retired after 30 years. I am hoping she will be back as a guest. It should be a fabulous concert and way to celebrate.

Joy to all of you, whatever color or heritage. I'm a lizard, after all, but most lizard people really like music. And freedom.

On June 17th, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making Juneteenth an official federal holiday. Today is the first Juneteenth to be recognized as a federal holiday.

Because today is a Saturday this year, most federal employees observed it yesterday, taking the day off. Most Americans don't really know what to do with the holiday, and there was not much in the way of national celebrations; mostly just talking heads and social media commentators saying how great/awful this is.

I celebrated by giving blood, and eating too much Mexican food. I may make it a tradition.

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