I spent my day off today running a bunch of errands, including an appointment with Kaiser. I think that’s pretty pathetic when I need to carve out time from my precious holiday schedule (my company only doles out 8 paid holidays) for health reasons, but I gotta press on like Lee Press-On Nails.
Coming home today, I was sad to see that hardly any of the blogs I follow even mentioned the MLKJ holiday. Truth be told, I focus most of my time on my blog and other blogs so I haven’t had a chance to assess my Facebook or Twitter feeds.
That said, I really enjoyed reading one blogger’s post on the significance of today. It’s interesting because she is black, her husband is white, and their children are biracial. God-willing, Dean and I will have a biracial child so I’m particularly drawn to these stories. I love how honest she was about exactly what was going on in her mind and how she handled the situation.
Obama’s inauguration couldn’t have been timed more perfectly to coincide with the celebration of a historically significant person. But more importantly, I applaud people who continue to fight for and believe in equality for everyone, including gay rights, disabled rights, the right for education, the right for health care.