Monday, January 20, 2014


To my son Tommy,

My wish for you on this Martin Luther King Jr day is that you will continue to judge fairness through the innocent eyes of a child.  Too many times in life adults add all sorts of complicated theories and addendums to basic problems usually to justify or explain away why they are not doing anything about the problem.  Yet the young have an innate sense of fairness that hasn't bought into all the jaded arguments and prejudices of the old.  Dr. King seemed to know this and attempted to bring about this simple fairness in so many avenues of our world that just weren't fair.  So when you are much older and someone tells you that this person shouldn't be able to do this or that for any of a number of reasons, draw from your youth and look at the problem through your younger eyes and ask yourself, complicated issues be damned, "would five year old Tommy think this is fair?"

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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