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Monday, January 18, 2010

MLK's "I have a dream" @ Lincoln Memorial in 2010

To get you in the mood for today's holiday: something I lucked into
this weekend when visiting the Lincoln Memorial in DC:




Coming back from SF via DC, I spent part of Saturday roaming the National Mall and lucked into a Park Sevice program honoring MLK. After an informative lecture about MLK and the rally where he delivered the "I have a dream" speech, the Park Service ranger - speaking to the group of us assembled on the Lincoln Memorial steps, stepped back, asked us to imagine what it was like that day, then played the most powerful part of the speech.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGISjVK_ziE

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With my new friends on the Great Wall of China

With my new friends on the Great Wall of China
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Uncommon Man's Creed

"I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon -- if I can. I seek opportunity -- not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I wish to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master, nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud, and unafraid, to think and act for myself, to enjoy the benefit of my creations, and to face the world boldly and say, "this I have done." All this is what it means to be an American." -- Anonymous