The Summer of Love It was some two years after. Back then, no one knew about the great getaway, my first solo long-distance road trip. I had convinced myself it was about the music, driving up to the Monterey Pop Festival and all. It was the music, but much more. I was on my own.... Continue Reading →
These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls–Part II
The Early 60’s in Retrospect Charlie said it: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” The 60’s, living in the moment, hitting the streets, coming of age. Two-thirds of today’s contemporary America missed it. They hadn’t been born. Usually caught rolling their eyes, they’ve heard about it, read about it,... Continue Reading →
How to raise a voter: Start with these practical tips for building civic skills–by JENNIFER BREHENY WALLACE for the Washington Post
For me, this article by Jennifer Breheny Wallace really hits home. In 1960 we moved, for the first time, from Colorado to California. I was eleven. There would be a couple more riding between Denver and LA on the California Zephyr. Although we had lived in Colorado Springs and like my big sister before me,... Continue Reading →
These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls–Part I
But There is Hope--Part 1 of 4 Prophetic to say the least. Famous words from Tom Paine’s “The American Crisis.” So moving, that Washington required it read to his troops at a time that the American cause was in doubt. Regardless, Paine’s inference was clear: the times have always tried men’s souls. Without dedication, without effort, there... Continue Reading →
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