Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Anniversary

Well, well, well!  After an extended absence, I’ve returned to my blog.  I thank Sandie D. for prompting me that something was amiss with my blog.  I was on the verge of deleting it, but couldn’t.  I kept hearing a saying run through my head: Writers write.  

Now this writer blogs again.  Look for regular entries about writing, losing weight, writing, relationships, writing, life, writing, and writing.  

I could select no better day that Dr. MLK, Jr. Day to resume blogging.  Other than my parents, no single human has had as great of an influence on me than Dr. King.  I grew up in the 1960s during the period of the greatest social turmoil in this country since the Civil War.  Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech taught me that I have no barriers.  My friends are a veritable rainbow coalition of races, religions, professions, political affiliations, etc.  I have held senior positions in an array of organizations of my choosing, and I’ve owned homes anywhere I’ve desired across this nation: east coast, west coast, southwest, midwest.  I’m arrogant enough to believe that in this great land that there’s nothing that I can’t do; there’s no place I can’t go; there’s nobody I can’t know.

My successes are less about me than it is about Dr. King who dared us to stop limiting our dreams.  Do you dare to dream?  Are you dreaming large enough to challenge yourself?  There’s a saying that goes something like, “If you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Chip has a dream!

Thank you, Dr. King!  My hero!!!

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