Martin Luther King Day is 6 days hence and the US embodies greater stress, discord and provincial hatred than anytime since the harrowing months following his assassination. He was a particular hero of mine, just as Nixon embodied the embodiment of evil in my Universe, Martin Luther King was our beacon of light. The sadness when he left us was almost unendurable. The sadness, today, feels very similar. To this point, we have failed Dr. King, to our shame. Freedom is many things. It is not Tucson. It is not Arizona. It is not a tea party. It is not Iraq or Afghanistan.
Freedom is civility, tolerance and inclusion. Just ask my children.