We Americans like to think of ourselves as a fiercely independent people. We celebrate our nation’s birth, its very existence, on Independence Day. That’s what my Father called it. However, my father didn’t just speak about independence, he lived by the idea that you take care of yourself and your own. In his words, he wasn’t a joiner. He didn’t belong to the Kiwanis or the Rotary club, instead, he worked and I guess I am the same way. I’m not much of a joiner. I have very few friends and I work hard to take care of myself and my own. (CLICK ANYWHERE ON TEXT TO READ THE REST.)