Archives for January 2014

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

As I reflect on the heroes in my life who have inspired me to action, it seems appropriate to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. on this day when our nation honors his birthday. I would like to share with you a poem written by David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 

You Are Not One But Many 

By David Krieger

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your deep voice still hangs in the air,
Melting the cowardly silence.
You are the one standing solidly there
Looking straight in the face of violence.

You are the one who dreams
That this nation will honor its creed.
You are the one who steps forward.
You are the one to bleed.

You are not one but many 
Unwilling to cower or crawl.
You are the one who will take no less
Than a world that is just for all.

 MLK Jr. was the inspiration behind my activism in my college days at U.C. Berkeley and perhaps the thread that linked to my caring for the life conditions of our neighbors in Latin America. That thread led me to supporting the NGO, EcoViva which gives financial and technical support to rural villages in El Salvador.  Ultimately this lit the flame for my first novel: Under the Salvadoran Sun, just out on Amazon.com and CreateSpace. (Click on my BOOK page in the menu to learn about the discount I am offering until January 30th. 

One never knows the impact one person can have on another, how he or she can inspire. King’s inspiration for the Civil Rights movement is long known and worthy of honoring on this day. Check out this insightful article.