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Fourth of July: This Land Is Your Land, Leaves of Grass

Today is the Fourth of July: US Independence Day. So here’s one of the most beautiful songs about America: This Land Is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie. Here it is sung by Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen.

I just discovered that the Fourth of July was also the day Walt Whitman published the first edition of Leaves of Grass in 1855. Recalling that, the Writer’s Almanac says:

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Blogs, Whitman, Singapore

Bloggers, feel free to write on about Singapore on your blogs and personal websites, the Media Development Authority has said on Facebook, clarifying the new rules that apply only to news sites.

So words will continue to pour into cyberspace documenting everything on this island until blogging becomes passé and people find other forms of expression.