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Wednesday; June 6

It is hard to believe that fifty years ago today Robert Kennedy was assassinated.  The 1960s saw the Kennedy family suffer several tragedies, so it is highly ironic that, in one of the most tragic years of the decade Bobby Kennedy would be killed while campaigning for president.  I am not sure that history has ever found a comfortable place for this Kennedy – some hail him as an icon who could have changed the world while others question his influence – but like many of the rest of the Kennedys, he was larger than life.  Bobby Kennedy was very quotable, and the other day I found one that got me to thinking, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”  The 1960s were known as a time of social and legisla…