“As a child in the deep South, I’d grown-up fearing the lynch mobs…as an adult, I was starting to wonder if I’ve been afraid of the wrong white people all along. My worst fears had come to pass not in Georgia but in Washington DC where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes but by left wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony.”
My Grandfather’s Son
Clarence Thomas, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Clarence Thomas, was born on this day in 1948.*
I’m making an announcement tomorrow.
Something Special This Way Comes.
It’s not the Scottish Play or even a Ray Bradbury novel. Both special in their own rights.
No, it’s not retirement, although it could lead to that.
I told you earlier this week that I’d finished a project. And the final result is ready just a bit sooner than I thought.
Tomorrow, you’ll find out what it is.
As I told you on social media throughout the course of the 100 Day Project…#staytuned.
And, for now, that’s all I have to say about that.
Check back tomorrow.
*NOTE: I realize with a particular pending decision by the Supremes, that the use of a quote on his birthday might imply an announcement of a different sort. That one is coming, but it is not mine to make
BORN ON THIS DAY
1894 – Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom (d. 1972)
1927 – Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
1929 – June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 2003)
1940 – Wilma Rudolph, American runner (d. 1994)
1946 – Ted Shackelford, American actor
1948 – Clarence Thomas, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
1957 – Frances McDormand, American actress, winner of the Triple Crown of Acting
1964 – Joss Whedon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1974 – Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.