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  • "Dad, you think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man." (Sidney Pointier in Guess Who's Coming To Dinner)

    I had to work today so was unable to attend any festivities for Martin Luther King Day. Although thanks to NPR I caught a few of his speeches. When I got home I had to clean up broken glass in our driveway from our street lamp that was vandelized last nite (read beaten the hell out of with a metal pole the vandals left). While I was doing that, the husband of a woman who fell in front of our house on her bike the prior night and broke her wrist and asked me to keep her bike while she left in an ambulance...well he came to pick up the bike.

    Since I saw 4 new patients today and drove a number of miles and had no time to document, I knew after I called my patients to schedule for tomorrow and fixed dinner for my son, I would have three hours of (unpaid) documenting to do. I finished a few minutes ago, let's see its 10:52 pm. Now I'll prep for tommorow -lunch, coffee, son's backpack, etc.

    The good thing about three hours of (mindless) documenting for work is I tuned into TCM and caught two fabulous Sidney Pointier movies - "To Sir With Love" and "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner". Wow! He is really fabulous, a great actor and so powerful. And I thought about him as an actor and how there are many ways to bring change and challenge stereotypes and prejudice and he certainly did that with his acting and the movies he chose to be in. So, I feel like I was able to celebrate Dr King, at least a little, through Sir Pointier. So this letter is written "To Sir with love."
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