Today is a day set aside for Americans to honor the memory of the inimitable Dr. Martin Luther King. While I am certainly not the most qualified individual to extoll the man's virtues, I can tell you that MLK is worthy of being celebrated for his contributions towards desegregation and helping to bring America closer to her founding ideal that all men are created equal.
Today is also a day that we, as Americans, stand at the precipice of history. In less than 24 hours Barack Obama will be elected the first black President of the United States. While I do work tomorrow, I hope that I can find the time to watch this momentous occasion as it happens.
To say that issues of color are on the collective mind of our great nation would be an understatement.
Niki and I are no different. Today is the day Niki and I joined LaDonna at Dr. K's office in OKC to determine the colors of our children.
"Uh, Nathan," I hear you say, "You and Niki are white. Your children will be white."
"Yeah," I would reply, "you'd think that. But you'd be wrong. While he's not 100% certain and has warned us not to take the tags off anything, Dr. K believes Thing 1 and Thing 2 will be of a more Christmasy variety..."
We'll try to cope.