With my last post of 2009, I am selecting my wife as Person Of The Decade.
Below is a picture of my wife from the beginning of the decade. This picture was taken on our Wedding Day—March 25, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada
And here is a picture I took of my wife just a few days ago—
The wife and I have made a great life together.
The wife is kind and intelligent. Here is a poem I have written about my wife.
She is easily the best thing that has happened to me in my life
Also, I am selecting my blog—Texas Liberal—as Blog Of The Decade.
Here is the Martin Luther King Reading & Reference List. This list is the best of its kind on the web and is the signature post of Texas Liberal.
I work hard at this blog. I’m glad of the fact that within the next few weeks I’ll reach one million page views since I started Texas Liberal in July of 2006.
Thank you for reading Texas Liberal and please pass on the link to someone you value. A blog grows one reader at a time.
I wish these honors came with some prize money. Maybe I will go to the ATM, withdraw some money, and hand it to myself.
If on New Year’s Day you make use of the services of a person who normally would receive a tip, please be certain to tip that person the same time-and-a-half rate you would expect to be paid for working a holiday.
(Photo above–The Di Costanzo family on New Year’s Eve 1942 at the restaurant they owned in New York City.)
This is only fair.
Cab drivers and waiters are working people just as you are.
If you are not paid extra for working a holiday, please do not take it out on others.
The rights and status of working people in this country are tenuous enough as it is.
If we do not respect each other as fellow working people, we are all screwed.
Please respect the labor of others just as you would hope others would respect the hours of your life that you spend at work.
And, also, please don’t drink and drive on New Year’s Eve.