Katie, who received a bone marrow transplant this summer, is now made up of her donor, which says something huge about the modern world and how connected we all are. There are some who fear that ever-expanding connection, fear the "other," fear those who look different. We learned to fear the stranger when we lived in caves. Then the stranger might bring disease or war, but now, the planet is small to be holding all these people and we need to learn acceptance and to train our perceptions to celebrate diversity.
Sarah Palin has her own tanning unit. She tries to darken her skin even as many of those who support her openly admit they would not vote for a Black. Now, that has to be absolutely the strangest of things.
Enjoy the day!