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
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
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.
My World of Xanadu
Another Personal Parallel Essay
Holding Hands with Neal Katyal
What My Teacher Taught Me
It Will Change Your Life
An Important Teaching Moment
Joe and I Are Twins
My Place in the Universe
I Don’t Want to be Lost in Space
Our Reason for Being
Sweeping Down the Mightiest Walls
While My Clock Is Ticking
What’s That All About, Alfie?
Building Castles in the Sky
Pushing the Limits of Possibility
My Family in Myanmar:
A Sequel to What’s It All About
Ginger and I
What’s It All About and Why?
If Everything Around You Seems Dark…
Look Again. You May Be the Light.
My Personality Quirks…
I Have Several
My Dream of Diversity
In the Footsteps of Bobby
Diversity Is the Answer
But What Is the Question?
When I Become a Billionaire…
A Jaguar SUV Will Be in My Garage
During My Operation
A Reason for Being…
The Most Important Reason for My Being
Discuss the Way the World Should Be
Archimedes and the Syracusia
It’s All About Dreaming
A New Ripple
And a Purposeful Life
Having a Purposeful Life
Another Sequel About Dreaming
Delayed but Not Dashed
"Bo Bo Gyi’s Granddaughter"
A Dream Delayed
"Or a Dream Dashed"
"From the Great Chicago Fire"
Ti Ti and Education
"Why Is Education Critical?"
What’s All This About Women?
“The Times They Are A-Changin’ Ever So Slowly”
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary….
“Ride, Boldly Ride”
Happy Birthday, Snow
Time To Remember
A Ngal Lay
If They See the Goblin…
They Might Also See Planet X.
Ti Ti is Sweet Seventeen
From Denzel Washington’s Commencement Address 05/03/21
Problems Offer a Choice
Either a Cul-de-sac or a Challenge 04/23/21
Learning from Collecting
Written by a Collector of Treasures 04/16/21
Teaching Moments Today And Teaching Moments for the Future 03/15/21
Who Is That Lady in Yellow? A 21st Century Eppie 02/01/21
Stopping in the Woods While Dreaming Dreams 01/27/21
There are Facts… And There are Fake Facts. 01/20/21
Purposeful Lives On Steroids 01/13/21
A Secret About Life How To Be Successful 12/21/20
Remembering the Past Spring Follows Winter 12/02/20
The Importance of the Sound of Music… According to Nietzsche and Me 10/26/20
This Is an Addendum Ti Ti, the Bridge Builder 09/25/20
From Then to Now What a Difference Seven Years Has Made 09/23/20
Masks Matter… To Some 09/16/20
Two Poems By Two Ladies 09/14/20
There Is More to Dreaming… Than Just Dreaming 08/07/20
"Give Me a Place to Stand... And I Will Move the World.” 07/20/20
Regarding Dancing with Coronavirus Campbell’s Five Commandments
I Don’t Like Failing Modus Operandi 03/13/20
My Swan Song And My Family’s Swan Song 01/17/20
What You See Is What You Get.
Another Déjà Vu
In the Arts and Philosophy
Hanging My Problem on My Lantern
Contacting Clarence Page
Hanging My Problem on My Lantern
Contacting Rod Stewart
About My Moment in Time
One Moment in Time
Viewed by Wordsworth and Turner
Light at the End of the Tunnel
However, the Tunnel is an Illusion
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
The Magnificent Seven…
My Dream Team
On Making Your Mark
And Leaving It
Rhythm of My Heart
Here and Abroad
Be a Dreamer....
And Never Quit Dreaming.
The Drug for Realizing Your Hopes
Lack of Leadership
In Turbulent Times
The Ripple Effect…
“…Can Sweep Down the Mightiest Walls.”
Ti Ti and Her Family
My Assistants in Myanmar
Forrester and Jamal
You and I
Dear PaPa Al.....
Dear Ti Ti
Bobby’s Suggestion About My Problems…
A School in Taunggyi, Myanmar
The Question Is…
How Will You Be Remembered?
What Would You Attempt To Do
If You Knew You Could Not Fail?
An Age of Revolution
If We But Know What To Do With It
The Water Horse of Loch Ness
And Our Water Horses of Life
Moh Moh, Tin Tin, and Me
We Are the Incarnations of Bobby
Lesson Learned About Dreaming
I Learned from Bobby
Bobby the Runt
Turned into Bobby the Leader
My Thoughts about the Meaning of Life
My Perspective from My Twilight Years
As Bobby, Moh Moh, and the Jazz Singer See It
Doing the Dance...
Fathoming the Unfathomable.
Lawrence of Arabia
One of My Mentors
Me and My Shrink
Dealing With What Drives Me
Ti Ti and I
A Most Haunting Relationship
The Benefit of Failed Dreams
The Dalai Lama’s Oxymoron
The Northwest Passage and Gold
Shrimp Can Whistle
"I dream things that never were and say, why not."
Presidents and Camelot
I'm Hanging My Lantern
For All To See
We Shall Overcome
A Belief Amid Darkness
I am Don Quixote
But I Am Not from La Mancha
Could I Have This Dance...
For the Rest of My Life?
The Value of Dreaming
About My List of Dulcineas
Do You Have Any Suggestions...
On Planning My New Life?
Still Reaches Out to Us.
To Fit Our Notions
Bobby or the Donald
Two Roads in the Wood
Revitalizing My Brain
After Winding Up in ICU
To Make Dreams Come True
It Is About How You Lead Your Life
Start With Refining Words
Dare to Dream
Even When Dreams are Delayed
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
The Disconnect Between Dreaming and Reality
Finding Without Looking
The Place Where Dreams Occur
Darkest Before Dawn
A Logical Disconnect that Is True
The Value of Dreaming
Instructions from My Cardiologist...
What Makes Me Tick
Finally, an Explanation
Lawrence of Arabia
A Mentor of Mine
Bonhoeffer—Crossing the Line...
Thank You: Dietrich, Bobby and Barack
Lean on Me
An Open Letter to My Grandson
Bobby and Barack
Election of Barack Obama