Archive for April, 2012

Did you ever get one of those phone calls? You know, when you just KNOW it’s bad news, either by the tone of their voice, or their rate of speech, or how they seem to be measuring their words. I got one of those phone calls today. From my Dad, about his brother.

Not that I’m very close to my uncle, after all I’m not that close to my father, but they are family so I feel something, just haven’t figured it out yet.

Ground Zero Museum

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On this day

In 1968, just before 6:00 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr., walked onto the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel, outside Room 306. Two hundred yards away a sniper was lining up from a camouflage of bushes. Solomon Jones, Dr. King’s driver, said it was cold for April and thought Dr. King should bring a coat, just after that, a shot resounded and Dr. King was down. The bullet entered his chin and severed his spinal cord between the lower cervical and upper thoracic vertebrae. The wound was fatal almost instantly. James Earl Ray spent the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., but there is some question as to if he was actually the shooter, or if he was, did he act alone? It is a question that will probably never be answered.

Dr. King had a dream that someday all people would be judged by the ‘content of their character,’ not the color of their skin. Or their gender or their country of origin etc. That is something we can all hope for.