Bruce Jenner is in the news again; this time for a fatal traffic accident while being pursued by Paparazzi in Malibu.
Dramatic changes in his physical appearance have suggested the possibility of gender transformation. Why do we care ?
I choose to remember him like this.
His was the most traditional, respected contest of all, the Decathlon; a grueling challenge that involves 10 separate tests of athletic skill. He championed the event in a record breaking performance.
There was probably no American alive in 1976 who was not familiar with the name and reputation of Bruce Jenner.
An Olympic hero.
His attempts at a career in show business fell short. He went on to a successful business career. He married twice, fathered 4 children.
And then, the Kardashians.
He married Kris, the former Mrs. Robert Kardashian, lawyer to the infamous. He had 2 more children with Kris, and was stepfather to the 4 Kardashian children.
And now, he wants to be a woman.