We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.
We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope.
(excerpts from the I Have a Dream speech, given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963)
What dream do I have? May it be bigger than me, bigger than my life.
May we stand with faith, hope and discipline. May we stand for justice. Let freedom ring!
I originally got this recipe from Laurel Jenkins when I visited their newly-three family in Germany :) Now it's one of our winter favorites. I bake the potatoes when I'm hanging around the house doing chores and leave them on the counter to cool until it's time to make dinner.
8 slices bacon, cut up into little pieces
Cook over medium heat in Dutch oven til rendered and crisping. Remove with a slotted spoon onto paper towels. Pour off about half of the fat from your pan. Add:
1 medium onion, chopped
Cook in drippings until translucent. Add:
2/3 c flour
Stir to prevent lumps. As they turn golden slowly pour in:
6 c hot chicken stock
whisking until liquid thickens. Bring to a simmer. Return bacon to pot and add:
6 medium baked potatoes, partially peeled and diced
2 c whole milk or cream
1/4 c chopped parsley
2 t garlic
2 t basil
1 t Tabasco or a few chopped up little red chili pepper
1 t salt 1 1/2 t pepper
Simmer 10 minutes. Don't boil! Add: