Category Archives: 1960’s

YASGUR’S FARM

          Well, I came upon a child of God He was walking along the road            And I asked him, Tell me where are you going? This he told me            Said, I’m going down to Yasgur’s Farm, Gonna join in a rock …

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THE SUMMER OF LOVE

“If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”  These opening lines to Scott MacKenzies famous anthem ushered in what was known as “The Summer of Love”.  Birthed in California in 1967 it took on epidemic proportions as it spread eastward. My girlfriends and I were smitten with the …

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PARADIGM SHIFT

Did you ever have a moment when you realized that nothing in life could be absolutely certain?  Such realizations were like rude awakenings,  a pail of cold water thrown abruptly into one’s face.  Fear can very quickly transition us out of a place of peace and wholeness, catapulting us into someplace we rarely think we …

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My Big Fat Italian-American Holidays!

Oh how I remember the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in our 2-bedroom walk-up apartment in Ozone Park, NY in the 1950’s and 60’s. Mom and Dad bought mega amounts of food for a huge family dinner and somehow made it all fit in a small white Shelvadore refrigerator. Dad, affectionately called “The Mayor”, called his …

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