For all the new readers, get to know this guy.
For everyone else, Rashid Faisal wrote a book about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You can buy it here, and when I close this page I am going to.
A brief editorial note. The world is a hard place, right? It seems like every time I hear Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. mentioned, even in church yesterday, it is always with the parenthetical well-you-know-he-wink-wink. And this isn’t even about King. Every time I hear any social leader mentioned, it has a parenthetical lately.
And I am wondering about that reflex. Why, when things are hard enough, we cannot just let good things stand without parenthesis. EVERYONE has parenthesis. What’s the point of the caveat?
Last note, and the Rhys Moore podcast is almost post production and will launch this week. I just wanted you to know that when I interviewed rock star Marshall Crenshaw on my other show, I wore a white OCBD. We even talk a little fashion at the beginning. The show is here if you are interested. Marshall Crenshaw has had a remarkable career, a 45 year marriage, and now that we are friends, I am going to turn him Ivy.
Maybe to honor good work of any sort, today, just take it easy with the parenthesis.