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Blame It on the Rock & Roll

From the Velvet Underground

Jenny said
When she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio… 676 more words

Retired Living

From Behind the Shadow Veil: The Rise of Traditionalist Witchcraft

There is a tremor rumbling through human consciousness that is only becoming more and more noticeable with each passing year. The status quo in terms of political, social and spiritual discourse is beginning to crack and ideas which have been buried for decades (sometimes even centuries) are finding their way into conversations when they wouldn’t have before. 2,691 more words

Political And Social Issues


The thing about one’s personal Beatles history is this: for those of us who grew up in the Beatles years (a relatively short time, looking back), the peculiar impact of any particular song relied upon the intersection of two lines –the line of their development as a creative and imaginative band of artists; and the line of your own stage of growth and discovery as a young person… And the less certain factor is how far their own boundary pushing changes helped to inform and influence changes in teenagers like me. 744 more words

The 60s

My Fifties

With all the demonstrations and protests around the country, some observers see a return to the 1960s. In the latest edition of Commentary Magazine in an essay subtitled “The sixties, forever with us,” Joseph Epstein says about the era, “It’s a Rorschach Test: say what you think of the 1960s and you reveal a great deal about yourself.”  I thought I would apply a similar test to myself, but I grew up in the 1950s. 2,012 more words


Youth and Social Change ca 1960s

Mario Savio, UC Berkeley, December 2, 1964

Berkeley in the Sixties
California Newsreel, 1990,

Newsreel-Anti-War March, 1967

Yippies Hold First Press Conference

Bruno Barby, Magnum Photographer, May 68… 15 more words

The March Without a Theme

A 60s March.  My photo.

Looking at pictures of the Women’s March protesting President Donald, I noticed that almost all of the protestors I saw were smiling and looked happy; they were clearly having a great time. 1,524 more words