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Martin Luther King Jr. Daysian

January 21st, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Last year in Memphis, I stood, squinting into the sun, at the balcony of the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned to death. I wasn’t alive to see Dr. King speak, experience his movement, or hear his words firsthand, but I instantly felt myself sobbing. In that very spot, we lost one of the great, brave, unifying voices of our nation’s history–someone who dared to dream and hope, speak loudly with restraint, believe in people’s ability to change the way we think and act. King’s very existence allowed us all to be better than ourselves. In life and in death, King was that change.

Does it really “take a president,” Hillary?

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File Under "Stories That Make Me Feel Like an Asshole"

December 6th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Hey peeps. I’m reporting live from Hong Kong, where I just landed and am so discombobulated from the time change that I don’t know my ass from my face. Which brings me to this story I recently read about a waitress from Chongqing, China, Wang Fang, who was born with HER FEET BACKWARDS but refuses to receive a disability pension or look at her condition as a handicap.

The Daily Mail wrote about the 27 year-old:

Wang, who has a five year-old son with normal feet, said: “I can walk as well as anyone else, and even run faster than them. I’m like everyone else – except of course that I put my shoes on backwards.”

Okay. So now I feel jetlagged and like a total jerk. Guess it’s time for dim sum!

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