In the beginning, my hatred of the Vietnam War had nothing to do with politics. My hatred was personal. Because there was a war, I had to go to college...the only other choice was getting drafted, and there was no way I was going to get my ass shot off in a jungle.
I didn't want to go to colleg... (more)
The Summer of 64 in Alliance, Nebraska, the "Cattle Capital of Nebraska," population 10,000, was hot and dry but nothing like the 100+ degree days they get now. In the summer of 64, temperatures were mostly in the low 90's.
Nearly every student at Alliance High School and at the Catholic St. Ag... (more)
Truth be told, at 17, I was frankly a wee bit arrogant.