On a non-sailing topic, today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. It is the day when we celebrate the values represented by Dr. King, who showed the world the meaning of courage and conviction in the face of overwhelming odds. King advocated for the rights of blacks and other minorities, but he did it in a way that was both forceful and non-violent. He helped to teach us that every human has the same capacity for goodness, and that discrimination in all of its forms has no place in this great country of ours. He fought it with dignity, with passion, and with an intelligence that got everyone’s attention. He is one of my heros, and in this time of uncertainty, I remember what he stood for.