I have been thinking about Ted Kennedy from this morning when my son commented about our meetings with him. These were brief "photo op" meetings but left an impact on all my sons. What made him memorable was that he was authentically personable and he spoke eloquently but with an economy of words. In some ways he epitomized the "great generation" that made America the envy of the world. I lament his passing to our generation that seems to have lost the qualities of (1) holding steadfast to beliefs yet be able to debate them and not call others who don't accept your beliefs pejoratives like "LOSER", (2) humility so we acknowledge flaws in ourselves (unlike Mitt Romney's planned book: No Apologies), (3) humanity to recognize that profit is not the only measure of happiness.