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Woodstock Lives (Sort Of)

Woodstock Lives (Sort Of)

I’m reminded of the words of Bob Dylan, as much the bard of the Woodstock Generation as anyone, “the times they are a-changin’.“ Or more pointedly, the times, they have a-changed. A lot. As, perhaps, one might expect with the passage of half a century from the original Woodstock festival of August 1969 to now, August 2019. Within minutes of arriving at the Spirit of Woodstock festival, held near Brooksville, Fla., this past weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of…

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July 27, 1969: Memories

July 27, 1969: Memories

Life comes at us in a flow, but we remember it in snippets. What doesn’t wind up on the cutting-room floor of our brain is what remains in memory. July 27, 1969: Fifty years ago today. And I rummage through the snippets of my memory. July 27, 1969, was another brutally hot summer day in Northeastern New Jersey. We had recently gotten air conditioning in our house, which tempered the heat indoors, but it malingered, glaring and humid, just beyond…

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