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A Haight-Ashbury, Flower-Power Flashback

The moment I heard the song, 50-years ago in April, I knew that the summer of 1967 in my hometown of San Francisco would be unlike that of any other. I was in Portland at the time, finishing up my junior year in college. Scott McKenzie came over my car radio singing, “If you’re goin’ to...

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Memories of The Wall

If Memorial Day represents a day of reflection, which I think it does, there is no better mirror than the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. The first time I saw the Vietnam Wall was from the air, as our jet passed over the Mall on a late winter afternoon in 1985, on its way to land at...

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To Mom — For Her 100th Birthday

Dear Mom: I hope you are resting in peace. As Mother’s Day approaches, it occurred to me that if you were alive, you would be 100-years-old. I am writing you this note not so much to tell you what’s been happening since you passed in 1992, but to let you know how great a Mother you were...

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How Art Thou Brother?

Good To Be King By King Harris April 9 is a special day in our family. That’s when in 1948, my younger and only brother James was born. So he’ll be 69 (closing in on 70), which is difficult for me to believe, as I still consider him as a scrawny young kid. So I’ll call him up and ask him...

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‘Impeachable’ A New Kind of Protest Song

I was greatly encouraged and deeply inspired the other day after having read a musical message posted by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame, announcing that the folk song protest of days gone by is anything but muted. As a matter of fact, it’s very much alive. “People have been...

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