Monthly Archives: March 2014

Shaking Hands With Martin Luther King II

The summer of 1965  — when I shook hands with Martin Luther King — was perhaps the most blissful period of my life.  After Chicago, the trees of the North Shore liberated me. There were long narrow beaches beneath towering lakeside bluffs, the chilly water of Lake Michigan to...


Shaking Hands With Dr. Martin Luther King

My last two posts in this series about “Meetings With Remarkable People” dealt with the inexplicable power of some performers to enthrall a roomful of people and hold them in a selfless state of merger with the music. I differentiated between that magic and the “charisma” we often ascribe...