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Not a Day for Politics

I've struggled with words to express my outrage and disappointment over the tragic events in Orlando this past weekend. Then a Facebook friend shared a speech Robert F. Kennedy gave on April 5, 1968 in Cleveland Ohio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhANTymDIYk&noredirect=1). I found these words as relevant today as they were 48 years ago and since there is no possible way I could express the same sentiment any more eloquently than Senator Bobby Kennedy, I share his powerful words here with you; 
"This is a time of shame and sorrow. It is not a day for politics. I have saved this one opportunity, my only event of today, to speak briefly to you about the mindless menace of violence in America which again stains our land and every one of our lives. It is not the concern of any one race. The victims of the violence are black and white, rich and poor, young and old, famous and unknown. They are, most important of all, human beings whom other human beings loved and needed. No o…

The Greatest Inspiration

~Abby Foster
This afternoon as I sat down for a break after returning from my real job and before beginning my dream job as a writer, I stumbled across the televised broadcast of Muhammad Ali’s memorial service. Soon, my plan to relax for a few minutes before turning my attention to my latest writing project was derailed.
I couldn’t turn away. I was mesmerized by one inspiring speaker after another. Speakers like young Natasha Mundkur who passionately spoke about how Ali changed her life. Remember that name.  
I, of course, knew about Muhammed Ali. I knew he was a boxer. I knew he was born Cassius Clay. I knew he had a penchant for speaking in rhyme. I knew he was kind and I knew he had a good sense of humor. If only I had known how so much more he was.
If you missed the service, search your social media sites. If you value social justice, you will not be disappointed. In fact, if you are human, you will not be disappointed.
Tributes and memories of this former athlete revealed a life not…