What’s up, Wednesday: Three things

Howdy doo! I wanted to share a few things on my mind this week 🙂

1) I’ve been reading a ton lately, and the book I’ve enjoyed most recently is The Rosie Project. This book details a brilliant, Autistic genetics professor who embarks on a personal project to find himself a wife. He gets an unexpected turn when he ends up helping a student try to identify the father she never knew. I won’t tell you any more of the story, but I loved reading from the perspective of somebody who sees the world so bluntly in black and white, and the professor’s quirky habits were always worth a giggle. This is a great light read for a beach day, a Sunday hanging around the house, or on the train or bus as you commute to work.

 

2) I stumbled upon this quote on Pinterest and I adored it instantly. I decided I had to make a quote graphic out of it, so here it is!

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3) I’m turning 30 next month, and I’m going to New York City! WOOHOO! I have only been once for a quick 36 hours, so I’m looking forward to exploring more at my leisure. I definitely want to see the statue of Liberty, Book of Mormon, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, Natural History Museum… what else should I be sure to catch? Definitely let me know.. and if you have any suggestions for places to eat, tell me that, too! We’re staying in Park Slope, Brooklyn, as we found it much more affordable than the city.


That’s all I got for now: I want to share some pix from my trip to the Bahamas later this week. As an FYI, the Rosie Project link is an affiliate link, so if you happened to buy the book I might make 4c. 🙂 Have an awesome day!

 

happy mlk day

Wise words from MLK, Jr.

Happy MLK Day! I have today off and will spend it getting allergy shots, acupuncture, and having lunch with a friend, but in the spirit of recognizing what today is about, I wanted to share a favorite quote of mine from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., above. I’ve also pasted some information about the later part of Dr. King’s life, below. Enjoy your day, and take a moment to quietly honor the contributions of Dr. King.

According to the Nobel Prize website: In 1957, King was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “l Have a Dream”, he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure.

At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.

On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.

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