Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Day

This was my morning...a little orange...a little fuzzy...and "chim chiminey, chim chiminey, chim chim cheree" running through my head.

I read Martin Luther King's famous 1963 speech today. It's forever known as the "I have a dream" speech though that phrase does not appear till around the 13th paragraph or so. It's a speech peppered with the word "Negro"...a word not used so much 51 years later. Some things have changed. Some things...not so much. It remains a great speech.

Lesser known fact: He was christened Michael King Jr. His father changed both of their names to Martin Luther King in 1934.

He would have been 85 on January 15. You have to wonder what could have been...if he'd had a few more decades.

Morning temperature: 37 degrees (felt like 25)
Morning steps: 4805

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