Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

Oh, Oh Freedom!

We joined my son and his family at his in-laws in Atlanta for Passover, the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The meal, the Seder, includes the retelling of the story, often accompanied … Continue reading

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Based on a True Story: Movies, Plays, & a Concert & a Book

Based a true story. That’s been the tagline of much of the culture I’ve either seen or read lately. Walking with the Enemy  claims to be less based and more “inspired” by the life of Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum, a young Hungarian … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared December 7, 1941,  the day Pearl Harbor was bombed,  a “date which will live in infamy.”   For people of that generation- my parents were teenagers- that date sticks like glue in their minds. Sadly, … Continue reading

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