1957: Sputnik was launched and so was I on Thanksgiving Day at 4:00pm, prime turkey time!
1960: Kennedy elected President and I was potty trained. Im not sure which my parents enjoyed more?
1961: The Berlin Wall goes up and on the home front my sister (age 5) tries to poison me with moth ballsstomach pumping not fun!!
1962: Cuban Missile crisis and I get stung by a bee at Kindergarten!
1963: Martin Luther King Jr. Marched on Washington and I had to walk home from First Grade!
1968: Tet Offensive and mass student activities. I was in Chicago the day before the riots at the Democratic National Conventionnever saw so many Hippies in my life! Joined Boy Scouts!
1970: U.S. bombs Cambodia, I get my first Kiss!
1972: Watergate break-in by CREEP! Nixon was the crook, but I did smoke marijuana and did inhale, and start coughing and not really like it.
1973: Roe v. Wade and I played football for Riverside Poly v. Fontana High. We lost!
1974-1975: Nixon resigns and I got my licence. U.S. pulls out of Viet Nam and I met Patti (future Wife!). Graduate High School!
1976: Jimmy Carter elected President and I was captain of the Riverside City College football team.
1979: "Moral Majority" formed and I graduate from Fresno State (must be coincidence!).
1980: Soviet Union invades Afghanistan and I get married ( my marriage much healthier and enduring!).
1981: Ronald Reagan elected, first AIDS cases reported and I begin my PhD at U. C. Riverside.
1983: Reagan promotes "Stars Wars," ERA fails but I pass my PhD comprehensive examsat least someone was doing something right that year.
1984: Olympics in LA, Reagan mines Nicaraguan harbors, and most important, my first daughter Allison is born June 26!!
1987: Gorbachev meets Reagan in Washington D. C. and I meet Katie, my second daughter, born May 22!!!
1988: Bush elected, Pan Am airliner bombed, I finally finish my PhD.
1992: Ross Perot runs for President and I apply for a job at Palomar College. I get the job (he doesnt!) and begin teaching the finest community college students in the nation.