Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  His birthday is January 15th, but the federal holiday is always observed on the third Monday of January.  Below is a video about the March on Washington were he gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.


Source:  HISTORY Channel, Wikipedia

Fun Fact Friday


In honor of Monday being Martin Luther King Day, todays fact is about Martin Luther King, Jr.

The civil rights leader was born Michael King Jr. on January 15, 1929. However in 1934 his father, a pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, King Sr. changed his own name as well as that of his 5-year-old son.



Source:, Wikimedia Commons

Did you know…




Total area of contact between train wheels and rail is little larger than one silver dollar.




National Clean Off Your Desk Day


deskToday is National Clean Off Your Desk. This “informal day,” is a great reminder for us to tidy up and get organized in preparation for the brand-new year ahead of us.

According to an article by CNN Money, surveys show an average person loses an hour per day to disorganization.  Kathryn Vasel has a written a great article on how to organize you desk, click here to read it.

Sources: National Day Quote, CNN Money