THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
Next Monday, January 21, is the federal holiday to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., which is also designated as the “MLK Day of Service” by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a U.S. federal government agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, Senior Corps, and other national service initiatives. They suggest we all make it a “Day On” – not a day off! Houston is celebrating the day with a city-wide parade at 10am and a youth parade at noon, as well as several volunteer opportunities throughout the day – see all the details in one handy place here.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Those are the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. and are inspiring especially in this divided and often cruel time in our country. Many are speaking out, and women are leading the way. This Saturday, January 19, join me at the Houston Women’s March, which starts at 8am at the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. There will be vendors, performances, speakers, the march to City Hall, and much more.
Every year in January, I publish my annual round-up of Houston farmers markets. I’m VERY proud of it because I want to support local healthy eating and shopping and I spend hours finding all that I can. You can see the finished product here (and below) – please share that post so that others can learn about what’s out there. It’s astonishing – I found more than 40 markets! This week’s VIDEO PICK focuses on the Memorial Villages market, one I’ve attended and enjoyed.