Living in America

There’s nothing like the summer olympics hot on the heels of the Fourth of July to capitalize on American patriotism.  Olympic summers bring back memories of when I taught at baton camp.  (Actually it was a camp for danceline, colorguard and drum majors too.  Band camp without the band.)

One of my favorite things to teach was Dance Twirl with Prop.  I’d break out the hula-hoops and started off with the olympic theme.  I spliced it with James Brown’s “Living in America.”  Remember that from Rocky Bazillion?  (Three?  Four?  The one with the Russian dude where Apollo dies.)  I kind of wish I was still teaching baton camp so I could resurrect that routine this summer.

I hope you all have a wonderful Independence Day and I’m thankful to live in a country which takes pride in celebrating it’s freedoms.  Here’s a little James Brown for you.  Even if you can’t understand half the words in the song.


About Micki Gibson

Young Adult fiction writer
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2 Responses to Living in America

  1. tonettejoyce says:

    “Band Camp without the band”, LOVE IT! I was waaaay too shy for such a thing.
    We could all use a little James Brown! Thanks.


  2. jeff7salter says:

    I really love this country. And I thank God frequently that I was not born in any other place. When I think of all the horribly unfortunate circumstances of most of this globe, it is truly a blessing to be “Born in the U.S.A.”


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