Tag Archives: The Sixties

Dark Days Returning

November 22, 2015 – a good day to remember how dark the sixties were. Fifty-two years ago, on November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. That was sophomore year in high school. The news came on the speakers … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes

“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?” ~ Scott Adams “Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.” … Continue reading

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The Fatalists

That last year of college was going to be odd. In the spring of 1968, so long ago, Martin Luther King was assassinated. Many cities exploded, and after the riots burned themselves out, in the summer, it was Bobby Kennedy … Continue reading

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In the Alternative Universe

Aging baby boomers keep telling the grandkids how strange the sixties were, even if they don’t want to hear it. But the sixties were strange, and it was more than the sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll and the … Continue reading

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Lowering the Boom

Sometimes the unimaginable happens. Back in the sixties, when it was long hair and talking about the revolution and about not trusting anyone over thirty, the Beatles released that ditty about finally turning sixty-four – and it didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Sketch Comedy Returns

Yeah, we were going to change the world, but when we graduated from college in 1969, it was clear that the world wasn’t going to cooperate. Richard Nixon, of all people, was now our president, and the Beatles had all … Continue reading

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Policing America

Some of us remember the sixties – we were young and we were there – and remember the cops were the pigs. They were the pigs unless you were in trouble – if you were being mugged or someone stole … Continue reading

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