Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sandra Day O’Connor Started Reaching

Making the historic footprint of being the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor started reaching that pinnacle as early as hearing The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and the Saturday Evening Post read to her by her mom, Ada … Continue reading

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She, Then Me

She loved to cook as the archetypal Italian mom, so I do. She enjoyed her children, so I have. She stepped in to manage the wiggliest boys on class field trips, so I did. She held community service in high esteem, so … Continue reading

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Alberta King’s Ripple Forward

When a public figure gave attention to their mother pointing to her long-gone actions rippling forward in his life, we gain from hearing his sweet words. Alberta’s son, Martin Luther, was often quoted of the positive influence his mother had on his … Continue reading

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The Mothers in MLK’s Life

Alberta knew her son Martin would be judged by what was on his outside.  Only a few millimeters thick, his skin would cast influence over his life.  She also knew it could hold sovereignty over his heart by how he … Continue reading

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