One year ago today Ted Kennedy passed away. His passing was not a surprise as he'd been ill for quite some time, but I was still saddened. Born into priviledge he could have easily turned his back on the world and lived a life of leisure pursuing his love of sailing and residing on his family compound in Hyannisport Cape Cod.
Kennedy was the bane of conservatives, the champion of the disenfranchised; in short he was the lion of the Senate, and I miss his leadership and ability to work across the aisle with others. I shudder to think where protections for gays, lesbians and transgendered would be without the legacy and lobbying efforts of Kennedy. I owe him a debt of thanks so I wanted to pause, reflect and remember Senator Kennedy on the one year anniversary of his passing. I hope you will too.