Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. And other social media DOHs.

January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day. And other social media DOHs.

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day) is an American celebration of the Christian civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

From a practical point of view, the holiday is a federal holiday which means government employees get the day off. It is not a celebration, however, in which all Americans participate equally. Neither in body, spirit, nor enthusiasm. Not like Thanksgiving. There are no common rituals. There is even a failure – gasp – among the A-, B-, C-list bloggers to hungerly contemplate the relevance of Freedom and Justice – the things that Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke so passionately about.

So you say you want to make a better world? Really?!

Anyway, fluffing the day (MLK Day) is inappropriate – if you say that you are a proud and belligerent American. [grin]

Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have A Dream Speech

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Are you a princess? And other social media DOHs! Five Minute Therapy

July 13, 2011

What is a princess?

Does a hat make a princess? Because the wedding of Princess Beatrice seemed to be all about the hat.

I’m serious! I quickly typed, What is a princess?, into Google and the search results were all about princess hats. Pages and pages about the teletubby-ish antenna she wore to the wedding.

Ok, I can admit that the “w” didn’t register on the key punch. But I think the universe was trying to tell me something. [grin]

But if not a hat makes a princess, how about diamond encrusted pumps? Carrie of Sex In The City thought so. Manolo Blahnik to be specific!

Journey, Don’t Stop Believing

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