By Sylvia Gurinsky
"We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right," Martin Luther King wrote in his famous "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" in 1963.
Today, the day that honors King, that quote is given extra meaning because of what has happened in Haiti.
The Web site www.mlk.gov has plenty of volunteer opportunities, not just today, but in the days, weeks and months to come across the United States.
As for Haiti, the biggest request right now is for donations - of money, of basic supplies. Check your local media - television, Internet and newspapers - for those efforts.
Use today - and the days beyond - creatively.