Where Have You Gone Mr. Robinson?

Last night PBS was replaying Ken Burn’s documentary on baseball. Thankfully “The Bachelorette” wasn’t on and “Criminal Minds” was a rerun or I might have missed it.

The episode featured Jackie Robinson and his entry into the formerly all white major league. My dad use to tell me stories about famous athletes and Jackie Robinson was one of them. He never told me that he was the first black to play or about all the abuse he had to endure, he told me that he was a great player. So when I did hear about how he was treated I remembered being shocked. It’s people like Jackie Robinson who are my heroes. I love stories about people with real courage. Jack Bauer/Jack(ie) Robinson — Do you think it’s only a coincidence?

The most courageous thing I do most days is crossing against a red light. Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you would do all the things you were afraid of? Something to think about while watching “The Bachelorette” or “Criminal Minds”.