We Stride in MLK’s Footsteps
Imagine marching 275,000 strong
Dr. King’s spirit strides along
with others just like me
force of history
we carry hope of victory
We are Texans, pale to black
What values do we prize?
Some take the day off from work.
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In 1975, as a twenty-something administrative assistant at a research arm of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, I joined three other MIT employees to start a newspaper for women called Sojourner. The chief editor, Allison Platt, received exclusive credit for founding the rag. But guess what? …
My New York-JFK to Boston Logan-BOS airport connecting flight was delayed from its originally scheduled departure at 3:12 PM (arrival 4:40 PM). The plane actually departed at 10:52 PM and arrived at 11:36 PM. This excessive 6:56-hour delay was officially calculated by Dubious Airlines. Their note apologized sincerely for my…