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December 1, 2017

In 1968, I was a new RN and planning on getting married. I shared an apartment with my sister who passed away a few years ago. Life was good, but there are a few changes I wished I could make.

Embrace Serendipity

Peg & I were married in 1968. In some ways 2017 seems an awful lot like 1968. Like the adjacent Time cover says, it was a year that shaped a generation.  I suspect that 50-ish years from now we may be saying something similar to that about 2017.

The words and phrases from 1968 are still familiar to many of us: The Beatles, The Doors, Diana Ross, McDonald’s, pro sports, popular movies, Tet Offensive, Vietcong murder, My Lai Massacre, MLK and Robert Kennedy’s assassinations, Paris spring revolts, Prague invasion, Democratic Convention Riots, feminist groups, Mexico City Olympic protests, presidential election, Nixon, Apollo 8 space shuttle.  1968 was the year Mister Rogers first welcomed us to his neighborhood.  When the U.S. wasn’t looking the Warsaw Pact countries (the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany and Poland) invaded Czechoslovakia and thus began an almost 30 year occupation of that country.  6b2346bd7e13b67fa0759b351d39346e1968 was as filled with controversy…

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