It’s another Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States, which means another day off for those of us in the cushier fields (in my case, education). As I wrote in last year’s MLK Day post, it’s a holiday “that feels like an excuse to have a little taste of the recently-departed Christmas holiday.” I went on in the post to contend that
Contra the whole “make it a day ON” virtue-signalers, [MLK Day] really is the perfect day to crank up the heat, brew some coffee, and enjoy reading with some fried eggs (over medium, please) and toast (and, for us Southerners, a hearty helping of grits). It’s one of the last taste[s] of the hygge before the warm weather creeps back in (which occurs sometime in late February or early March here in South Carolina).
Here’s to the hygge, my friends. In the spirit of wintry coziness and relaxation, I decided to look back to my first MLK Day post from 2019, which offered up some suggested reading. Some of the suggestions I made are a bit dated, like the Conrad Black piece on Brexit, while others are solid perennially (such as photog’s reviews of The Twilight Zone).
Well, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Here is January 2019’s very brief “Happy MLK Day 2019 – Suggested Reading“:
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, TPP readers! I don’t have a full post today, just this quick message wishing you all a happy and safe day off (for those of you fortunate enough to be off). Last Monday’s post about race would probably have been better saved for today, so feel free to go back and read it.
If you’re looking for some good reading on your day off, check out my list of favorite writers, or my old 2016 Summer Reading List. In case you missed it, I’d also recommend this piece on Marxist infiltration in Great Britain. And blogger photog at Orion’s Cold Fire is reviewing EVERY episode of The Twilight Zone, which is quite entertaining (read the first episode review).
Also in Great Britain/Brexit news: Conrad Black has an optimistic piece about Brexit that I’ve yet to digest; stay tuned for analysis.
Finally, if you haven’t yet gotten around to it, check out Tucker Carlson’s 3 January 2019 monologue (a nice birthday present for yours truly).
We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled bloviating tomorrow.
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