My life has been touched by U.S. history – the McCarthy era, the Vietnam War, and other events. I will discuss how these events shaped my destiny.
I have written this memoir to share the ups and downs of my journey on this planet and hope you will find it meaningful and enjoyable to read about my various adventures.
Despite a sad beginning as a foster child, I was able to carve out a successful life as an attorney. I retired in 2014 at the age of 83 after many satisfying years of helping others.
“Rebel with a Passion for Justice, Peace, and Helping Others”.
Chapter One: Early Years
Chapter Two: Growing Up
The Road to Independence
Love and Friendship
Chapter Three: Social Activist
Gaining Power Through Community
The Vietnam Era
My Spiritual Journey
Chapter Four: Personanl Fulfillment
My Love of Poetry
Folk Music and Dance in My Life
Becoming a Vegetarian
Epilogue: Service to Others, My Life’s Motif
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As I write this in 2020, I have just celebrated my 89th birthday on January 10. Although I have some medical issues, I am still enjoying a satisfying, active life which I will describe in this memoir. I am fortunate to have loving family members: My son Dan who lives with me, my daughter Karen and son-in-law Bob who live the Bay Area, and my brother-in-law Stan who also lives with me. I also have two caretakers, Aido and Georgeta, who help us in many ways.
This year has been challenging in many ways. In January I suffered a stroke. Fortunately, I was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and a medication was administered which alleviated my symptoms. My speech was not affected. I have been using a walker to help me feel more secure when walking.
In March my life changed dramatically due to the Corona virus pandemic. I have been staying at home and conducting my usual activities on the computer which I will discuss in this memoir.