Meeting Famous People You Don’t Know

Jane Roberts

When you sit down on the plane you just never know who your seat mate might be.  Even though Gene and I were traveling together today from Tampa to DFW we were not sitting together.  We had received our American Airlines 1st Class upgrades early this morning and we were sitting in different rows.  While I was busy getting settled into my seat, getting out my music and current book The Now Revolution, Jane arrived on the plane and settled in next to me. We exchanged pleasantries.  She asked what I was reading.  I showed her the book and explained what it was about.  The revolution name on the book had caught her attention.

As I found out she is a very big part in a revolution that plays out everyday all over the world.  Jane Roberts was the cofounder of 34 Million Friends of UNFPA in 2002 when the Bush Administration first announced they would withhold the $34 million that Congress allocated to UNFPA. She had been in Tampa making several speeches in just two days. Jane travels extensively to spread the word and raise funds for this organization.  Jane also has a book, 34 Million Friends of the women of the world. Seems she blogs a bit to at Jane Roberts’s Diary.

Jane is a great example of one individual following her passion and making a difference for many others.  Just another great example of the interesting people I meet while exploring “The Glamour of the Road”.