I was watching the HBO mini-series John Adams last night. It didn’t really do much for me, I hate tippy camera angles, especially video. But it did strike me how much the men, and their families, put on the line when they signed the Declaration of Independence. They risked their freedom, their wealth and their life. The TV show tried to show how the men had a feeling of “now what?” after they voted to declare independence. Tomorrow I’m heading to Alaska to visit my 49th state. I’m thankful our forefathers had the vision to create a country where freedom reigns and gives me the possibility of doing anything I strive to do.