Monthly Archives: August 2008

Abbie, now more than ever

Good insight into the ’60s counter-culture mindset. Therein lies the bad with the good. More than just a little dated now in terms of what a person these days could get away with in 21st century Amerika, Abbie Hoffman’s book … Continue reading

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I’m A Ding Dong Daddy

William Walmsley said “I’m a big ding dong daddy”. I went to the small art gallery at Governors Square mall in Tallahassee in the early 1980’s and saw the proof. Somewhere stashed away I have the evidence. neurosis – a … Continue reading

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I remember…the 1968 Democratic National Convention

I had just turned 12 years old. One night during the week’s festivities Mike Scott, my best friend from the neighborhood, joined me for a camp-out in my backyard. I recall some time after dark walking up to one of the windows of … Continue reading

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Yesterday I realized something about my social interaction with others previously unnoticed. When I first meet or am introduced to another adult at some point they ask if I have children. I can’t remember asking that question of someone else. … Continue reading

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smile, your performance will now be captured (and rebroadcast)

People Take Pictures of Each Other (Ray Davies/The Kinks) People take pictures of the Summer, Just in case someone thought they had missed it, And to proved that it really existed. Fathers take pictures of the mothers, And the sisters … Continue reading

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It was thirty years ago today…

Typical hot and humid August morning in central Florida. The reflecting pool behind the administration building drained and filled with chairs arranged in neat rows. My family in the audience. Although the commencement speaker’s name is long forgotten I still … Continue reading

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Am I forgiven?

Now that the names of the Democratic contenders are known I thought it was time to display my allegiance. Actually, I chose to do this for voicing my support for Nixon in ’72.

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