March on Washington – 50 Years Later

Do you know what famous speech followed this quote? “Tell them about the dream, Martin.” ~ Mahalia Jackson

Fifty Years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr gave his unforgettable speech, “I Have a Dream”.  But that’s not all that happened on that day.

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, President Obama will give a speech to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington which took place August 28, 1963.  This speech will follow a March led by people who took part in the March 50 years ago.  I imagine that will be an emotional and proud journey.  Yes, there is still work to be done, but this nation has come so far in the last 50 years.

There have been several channels/networks showing specials on the March on Washington in 1963.  I have seen the most specials on American History TV on C-Span3.  Right now I am watching a special on KERA called “The March” and the narrating voice sounds mighty familiar.  I don’t know who it is but it sounds like Denzel Washington.  This would not be surprising as I have seen all types of people on these specials.  There was a special showing a roundtable discussion that took place on the day of the event and included popular participants such as Sidney Poitier, Charlton Heston, and Marlon Brando.

On this past Saturday, August 24, 2013, the famous speech and event were honored at the very same Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.  Several incredible people, including Martin Luther King III, delivered speeches to the thousands of spectators.

I hope that you will join in this celebration, whether you watch on TV, or listen online at work, or watch the playback on the news later that night, or just watch specials and peruse the internet to learn about it.  This subject involved, involves, and will forever involve people from all walks of life.

http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com/

Here is a video from footage a photographer shot back then. and a vimeo about him.

Olympics Sustainability Plan

Ever since I published the blog about Swetha, the young Lady who is extremely passionate about making the environment green, I have noticed places that practice “green” methods more often.  In reading about the 2016 Olympic Summer games, I see that sustainability will have a strong presence.  There is a Sustainability Management Plan for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Related article from insidethegames.biz.

GenWhy?

Even without knowing the age range, there is no doubt which generation I am apart of.  I’ve always been such a curious person.  I’m my Mom got tired of tryin’ to answer all my questions back in the day.  They can be random some times.  I just like to know about things.  Even as an Adult, I am still questioning things all the time.  I make myself dizzy researching trying to understand how something works.  I like being curious.  I think Generation Y is the best generation to come up so far.  We started out in the age before text messages and chat rooms and we happily embraced it all layer by layer.  I like Gen Y.

Sometimes It’s Hard to Sleep

I’m really glad “I Love Lucy” comes on at 4 o’clock in the morning.  It’s something to watch on those nights my body seems to think it’s still daytime.  Most times I can get so sleep before 4 but I still wake up while “I Love Lucy” is on.  It’s on for three hours every morning.  I try different methods all the time but Insomnia is a tricky broad.  I’ve taken Ambien, but try not to make it a habit since it can be an addictive product and your body can grow immune and you have to keep upping the dosage.  Sometimes I put the TV on a timer and turn something boring on so I don’t feel the need to stay up because it’s so engaging.  Sometimes I set a timer on the computer or phone and listen to an audio book until I fall asleep.  Usually it’s some Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series) book.  Some people tell me they read until it makes them sleepy.  I read but it doesn’t put me to sleep.  I might get too tired to absorb what I’m reading, but it still doesn’t put me to sleep.

I wonder…what do other folks do to go to sleep?

Struggling With Sleeping Disorders article

 

Wake Up Call

My Mom woke me up today 2 minutes before I was supposed to attend a webinar.  She used to do that all the time..I’ve never been a morning person.  I was dreaming and as usual, she was in it.  Then I heard her call my name that way she always did when I needed to do something..whether that was get up and go to school or work…or come up front and do a chore or help her with something.  The second I heard her say my name that way my eyes popped open.  I wondered why she woke me up.  I looked at the clock and saw it was 2 minutes to the next hour.  I wondered if this was a day I was supposed to attend a class or webinar so I checked my e-mail and sure enough I had less than 2 minutes to click the link and log on.  That’s the second time she has done that lately.  For all I know it’s all in my head and this was just a coincidence…but I like it either way.  I don’t know if she could hear me, but I said Thank You anyway.

 

Did you think Accounting was just about numbers?

When someone mentions they are an Accountant, someone else always says, “I never liked math”, or “I’m not good with numbers”.  I always think it’s funny because I always loved numbers and math but that doesn’t necessarily make me an Accountant.

Here is an article about it on Yahoo!