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Happy 225th, America.

Why is it that the only things worth having are those that you have to work your ass off to get? The lazy man in me doesn’t like that one bit. Of course, it doesn’t help that he and the self-protective man in me are fighting it out to see who can best author the “con” column of my evolving pro/con list. But last night’s newfound ability to say what you’re thinking — and say those little things that I need to hear every now and then — was a welcome (and sorely needed) addition to our conversations. And despite the fact that four weeks is a long time, if you don’t think that I went to bed feeling at least a little better (read: less pathetic), then I’m sorry for not being clearer — 4:30 AM can do that to a man’s ability to explain himself.