early in this election season my wife (another and the most important influence in my life i'll write about soon...) said "wouldn't it be cool if one party had a black candidate and the other a female one?" i didn't think this would ever happen, but we came pretty close in the democrat and republican parties this year. after watching the results i am reminded of lessons and dreams that my parents shared with my adopted brother timothy and me when we were young. equality is for everyone - regardless of the color of your skin, your gender, age, etc. this election has made me believe that the dreams of martin luther king, jr.