Bobby Kennedy

Bobby Kennedy

Bobby

Bobby Kennedy spoke to millions both here in America and overseas about the need to improve the lives of the poor, the dispossessed, and those discriminated against. Back in the 60s, he was able to project a better time for millions both here and aboard. He and his brothers talked about Camelot, which was in juxtaposition to the real world for most of the people in the world. Camelot will remain an ethereal dream unless we work toward getting all of us closer to Camelot.

Those issues drove Bobby throughout his life, especially during the civil rights movement in the 60s. Randy Pausch in his Last Lecture, essentially said the same thing, “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” Instead of complaining about our cards, we all need to play what we possess in our endeavor to move toward Camelot for all people.

Having danced with death, I realize that I must leave this world better than I found it. I cannot afford to waste time and neither can you. We are all here for a finite period of time. Bobby’s life was cut short, but his legacy lives on after him. Bobby said, “Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.”

We will all leave a legacy, which is how people will remember us. Choose wisely. Bobby taught us by his actions and words what his legacy was and calls all of us to leave a legacy of caring for those in need.

This video is of Bobby speaking to a large crowd of blacks in Indianapolis, IN. He announced to the crowd the death of Martin Luther King by an assassin.

Sadly, two months later, Bobby was assassinated. Despite the problems facing America in the 60s, Bobby spoke caring to a country, which all too often didn’t care. That was a half century ago. Here we are again living in a country divided over the same issues of our past: racism, poverty, and indifference to the needs of the powerless. However, those in power in Washington are concerned about acquiring more power and more money. They are discriminating and attempting to build walls. We all need to learn from the past and move toward Camelot.



The Wall Issue The True Value of a Wall
Pa Pa Al’s Grandfatherly Advice To Ti Ti Who Doesn’t Need It.
A New Year’s Eve With a New Resolution for the Coming Year
It’s All About Family I Agree with John Lewis
Reflections on The Magnificent Seven…
The Magnificent Seven… My Dream Team
I Celebrate Two Thanksgiving Days… And This Is Why
On Making Your Mark And Leaving It
The Relevance of Religion In the World
Rhythm of My Heart Here and Abroad
Be a Dreamer.... And Never Quit Dreaming.
Dreaming The Drug for Realizing Your Hopes
Lack of Leadership In Turbulent Times
It Is In Giving That We Get Being Like Bobby
The Ripple Effect… “…Can Sweep Down the Mightiest Walls.”
Ti Ti And Family Ti Ti and Her Family My Assistants in Myanmar
Forrester and Jamal Forrester and Jamal You and I
Moh Moh Bobby And Me Moh Moh, Bobby, and Me…. All Dreamers
dear papa al Dear PaPa Al..... Dear Ti Ti
bobbys-suggestion thumbnail Bobby’s Suggestion About My Problems… A School in Taunggyi, Myanmar
question thumbnail The Question Is… How Will You Be Remembered?
attempt-to-do thumbnail What Would You Attempt To Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?
age-revolution  thumbnail An Age of Revolution If We But Know What To Do With It
water-horse thumbnail The Water Horse of Loch Ness And Our Water Horses of Life
moh-tin-me thumbnail Moh Moh, Tin Tin, and Me We Are the Incarnations of Bobby
lesson-dreaming thumbnail Lesson Learned About Dreaming I Learned from Bobby
bobby-runt thumbnail Bobby the Runt Turned into Bobby the Leader
meaning-of-life thumbnail My Thoughts about the Meaning of Life My Perspective from My Twilight Years
another-breakfast thumbnail Another Breakfast with My Shrink Dealing with Dreaming
America thumbnail America As Bobby, Moh Moh, and the Jazz Singer See It
Dreaming Dreams  thumbnail Dreaming Dreams that Never Were... Asking Why Not.
Doing Dance thumbnail Doing the Dance... Fathoming the Unfathomable.
Lawrence of Arabia  thumbnail Lawrence of Arabia One of My Mentors
Me and My Shrink thumbnail Me and My Shrink Dealing With What Drives Me
Ti Ti Poem thumbnail Ti Ti and I A Most Haunting Relationship
Benefit of Failed Dreams  thumbnail The Benefit of Failed Dreams The Dalai Lama’s Oxymoron
Frobisher's Quests thumbnail Frobisher’s Quests The Northwest Passage and Gold
Shrimp Can Whistle thumbnail Shrimp Can Whistle "I dream things that never were and say, why not."
Kennedy Socks thumbnail Kennedy Socks Presidents and Camelot
I'm Hanging My Lantern  thumbnail I'm Hanging My Lantern For All To See
Accomplishing Things in Life...  thumbnail Accomplishing Things in Life... Even Long Shots
We Shall Overcome thumbnail We Shall Overcome A Belief Amid Darkness
I am Don Quixote thumbnail I am Don Quixote But I Am Not from La Mancha
Don Quixote and Albert Einstein thumbnail Don Quixote and Albert Einstein The Two Dreamers
Could I Have This Dance... thumbnail Could I Have This Dance... For the Rest of My Life?
The Value of Dreaming thumbnail The Value of Dreaming About My List of Dulcineas
Do You Have Any Suggestions... thumbnail Do You Have Any Suggestions... On Planning My New Life?
Only Those Who Dare to Fail... thumbnail Only Those Who Dare to Fail... Can Achieve
Bobby Kennedy thumbnail Bobby Kennedy Still Reaches Out to Us.
Rewriting History thumbnail Rewriting History To Fit Our Notions
Bobby or the Donald thumbnail Bobby or the Donald Picking Mentors
Two Roads in the Wood thumbnail Two Roads in the Wood Choose Wisely
Revitalizing My Brain thumbnail Revitalizing My Brain After Winding Up in ICU
Doubling Down... thumbnail Doubling Down... To Make Dreams Come True
It Is About How You Lead Your Life thumbnail It Is About How You Lead Your Life Start With Refining Words
Dare to Dream thumbnail Dare to Dream Even When Dreams are Delayed
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream thumbnail Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream The Disconnect Between Dreaming and Reality
Serendipity... thumbnail Serendipity... Finding Without Looking
Wolverton Mountain thumbnail Wolverton Mountain The Place Where Dreams Occur
Darkest Before Dawn thumbnail Darkest Before Dawn A Logical Disconnect that Is True
Hang a Lantern on Your Problems... thumbnail "Hang a Lantern on Your Problems..." So All Can See.
The Value of Dreaming thumbnail The Value of Dreaming Instructions from My Cardiologist...
What Makes Me Tick thumbnail What Makes Me Tick Finally, an Explanation
Lawrence of Arabia thumbnail Lawrence of Arabia A Mentor of Mine
Bonhoeffer Crossing The Line thumbnail Bonhoeffer—Crossing the Line... Thank You: Dietrich, Bobby and Barack
Lean on Me thumbnail Lean on Me An Open Letter to My Grandson
Bobby and Barack thumbnail Bobby and Barack Election of Barack Obama