Today’s post is in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For those of us suffering with pancreatic cancer — or surviving it, there is no greater hero than RBG. Or a greater role model. She certainly served as an inspiration for me.
In our other blog, we have looked at Justice Ginsburg’s life before. Both quite seriously and with some humor. As she looked at herself. Here is one post that demonstrates each of the two perspectives: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Role Model for Those with Major Illnesses [June 2018]:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now 85 years old. She is about 5 feet tall and weighs less than 100 pounds. She has overcome significant health issues and remains active on the Supreme Court. In addition, she even has a well-chronicled exercise routine. Despite your political persuasion, Justice Ginsburg is a great role model for those of us dealing with major health issues.
And, here’s a video clip of Justice Ginsburg with Stephen Colbert. In the clip, she demonstrates her regular exercise routine. As she pokes fun at herself.
A Cross-Section of Tributes in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
To avoid the politicization of her death (at least in this blog), we highlight a range of tributes by non-politicians:
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the very best of us, a striver for the right reasons: liberty, equality, an ever-expanding and evolving idea of what America is and could be, and the promise of a better tomorrow than today.” [Vogue Magazine]
“In the words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘Women’s rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to live in freedom all people should enjoy.'” [ACLU]
“Kerry Washington honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘Her rest is earned. It is our turn to fight.’” [Variety]
“Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex has paid tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘With an incomparable and indelible legacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will forever be known as a woman of brilliance, a Justice of courage, and a human of deep conviction. Honor her, remember her, act for her,’” [Myra]
“The Library of Congress offers this tribute to a giant of American ingenuity & loyal public servant, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. Watch her appearance at last year’s National Book Festival: https://bit.ly/33FU2eI