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The lessons we can still learn from my friend and former Congressman Ron Dellums

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August 4, 2018View for printing

In these tough political times, I find myself returning to a line from Norman Maclean's story "A River Runs Through It": "We can love completely what we cannot completely understand." Those words serve as a reminder of past failures and a guide for a better future. But they also remind me of a friend whose path I was once lucky enough to cross.

We agreed on few things politically, but that wasn't the point. As he did with so many of the constituents he represented for a generation in Berkeley and across the East Bay, Ron Dellums touched my life in ways he never knew.

by Joe Scarborough ... b50e51c3981

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I will always treasure the wonderful time our family had with Congressman Dellums in his office when we took our very young children to visit him in D.C. He even showed them where JFK had carved his name in the desk used by the V.P. Magical for all of us. As it was almost Halloween, I also think he let our kids know that trick-or-treating in Georgetown would result in the most candy per house. He was sooo right.

He was always such a gracious and thoughtful leader for Berkeley and the Nation.

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