October 1st, 2008


1968–A Personal Memoir: Life in the Duke City

Part II of a multi-part series. In 1968, my family lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico,  at the then-semi-secret installation known as Sandia Base, a place I have referred to as “the ultimate gated community.” We attended Albuquerque Public Schools both on and off the base. In 1968, I attended Van Buren Junior High School at 700 Louisiana Boulevard SE, very …Continue reading →

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1968: A Personal Memoir–Part I

Several commentators have remarked recently about perceived similarities between this year, 2008, and the year 1968. Well, indeed, both were leap years. Both presidential election years in which sitting presidents (both Texans) were not running for reelection while unpopular wars raged abroad. The presidential campaigns in both years featured young, charismatic candidates challenging the political establishment to “change” in various …Continue reading →

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