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The Day Don Bombed the Japanese

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When first we met he growled at me. This was the first (and last) multiple martini lunch of my career, but not Don’s. During his day the martini lunch was almost a ritual, part of a businessman’s normal routine. I was … Continue reading

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Berkeley, the Sixties and Me, Part 26 … OH CANADA! OH NO!

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The world in 1970, at least its Berkeley version, existed in a parallel universe where science fiction fantasy morphed into reality … it truly deserved its nickname Bezerkley! For those of us living there through the late 60’s it felt like the revolution had actually come and that the American … Continue reading

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Berkeley, the Sixties and Me, Part 25 … HAULING A HI-JACKED U-HAUL

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“Whoopie, now you’re a Canadian, a “Landed Immigrant” … what next?” I asked myself as I drove back to Berkeley from the consulate in SF. “How are you going to get there? And what are you going to do when you get there?” True to … Continue reading

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Berkeley, the Sixties and Me, Part 24 … TRUDEAU TO THE RESCUE

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I didn’t expect my letter to get to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s desk, but like the letter I’d written to LBJ several years earlier that had redeemed my butt during basic training at Fort Ord,my plea to the top produced magic! The rhetoric of my letter was simple, straightforward and, I … Continue reading

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Berkeley, the Sixties and Me, Part 23 … CANADA CALLS

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He had a fabulous pad … a large apartment on the upper floor of a beautiful craftsman style apartment building on the north side of campus. It had lead-glass built-ins, a great kitchen, a small office area … but its single, incomparable feature was a wall of west-facing … Continue reading

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Berkeley, the Sixties and Me, Part 22 … A MOST UNEXPECTED REVOLUTION

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I held her hand in a death-grip. Mike held her other as we sprinted down the driveway in a midnight’s darkness seeking refuge in a stranger’s back yard in order to hide like thieves from the squad of rampaging riot police. Her feet … Continue reading

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Berkeley, the Sixties and Me, Part 18 … THE POP DOCUMENTARY

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Professor David Littlejohn required that we deliver a fully developed review for each week of his course, “The Critical Review.”  Fodder for our discerning eyes, ears and erstwhile acerbic pens ranged from architecture to literature to painting to movies … the latter of which particularly excited me! After all, that was important! It represented … Continue reading

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