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Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy birthday, Dr. King!

While I'm a huge fan of Dr. King, I'm not so much a fan of MLK Day, since increasingly it seems a day of empty rhetoric and false promises. A day in which politicians--never my favorite people--verbally vomit about "The Dream" and congratulate themselves, and us, on how far we've come blah blah blah, and let's "honor his memory" by doing something completely innocuous. And don't even get me started on the King family and their race to profit from Martin's memory. I have too much to do to have my blood pressure raised this early in the day.
So, I thought I'd keep it brief--it's a day on for me, as usual--and give a link to one of my favorite 'StoryCorps' episodes about an inspiring young man who chose to make something triumphant out of his personal tragedy...which I think Dr. King, with his almost superhuman courage and presence of mind, could really get behind:

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