Dreaming Dreams

My dream looks like this.

Bobby Kennedy was the single most important mentor in my life. Additionally, his words, either written or spoken, have been guideposts for me. Bobby was able to put words to what was spinning around in my mind or to help me better understand various issues. I have benefited from his example in his life as I journeyed down the yellow brick road of my life.

Additionally, Bobby was a father to my generation. He motivated millions of whites during the civil rights movement in the 60s. He was able to see as a white person much of what blacks were facing. He could speak to blacks in America and in the South Africa during apartheid. Regardless of race and other differences, he listened, he instructed, and he helped millions of Americans and many millions more throughout the world.

The single sentence that spoke to me the most was what Bobby said about dreaming. “Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.” That sentence focused me and my generation as we faced seemingly insurmountable problems like racism, poverty, and the war in Vietnam.

While dreaming dreams is critical, realizing one’s dreams needs more than merely dreaming. Dreams take work in addition to the dream. Dreaming isn’t a wasted effort. Nevertheless, effort to realize a dream is critical. Without effort, one is merely daydreaming.

In my twilight years, the picture of the lake with mountains in the background is the most important of all my dreams. Before I run out of anymore bricks on my yellow brick road of life, I want to create a small utopian experiment. I’m going to bring together all my family members together from various countries throughout the world. Some live in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and America, but they all are family. Maybe the utopian experiment might motivate others to be more inclusive about who makes up their family.







The Importance of the Sound of Music…According to Nietzsche and Me
Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Ti Ti Is Starting College Today!
"I Dream Things That Never Were…"And Say Way Not”



The Devil Made Me Do It. A Presidential Duet
This Is an AddendumTi Ti, the Bridge Builder
From Then to NowWhat a Difference Seven Years Has Made
Masks Matter…To Some
Two PoemsBy Two Ladies
A Present Day Parable for AmericaIt Is All About Sharing
There Is More to Dreaming…Than Just Dreaming
"Give Me a Place to Stand...And I Will Move the World.”
Regarding Dancing with CoronavirusCampbell’s Five Commandments
I Don’t Like FailingModus Operandi
How Playing Scrabble Changed My LifeWho Would Have Thought?
My Swan SongAnd My Family’s Swan Song
Perspective What You See Is What You Get.
I Get That Ibn Battuta Loved Travel… But Why?
Another Déjà Vu In the Arts and Philosophy
Hanging My Problem on My Lantern Jacob Soboroff
Hanging My Problem on My Lantern Contacting Clarence Page
Hanging My Problem on My Lantern Contacting Rod Stewart
Dreaming…. About My Moment in Time
One Moment in Time Carpe Diem
Tintern Abbey 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
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