as a mind relived
can't say enough how much I enjoyed the article by David Forbes
("My Life as a Mind-Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love the Bomb University," April/02). The title alone was
too wonderful. Forbes put into words so many things I would say
about my undergraduate experience and how I translate that time
presently. Some possible additions: my own pals, the memorial
concert for Martin Luther King Jr. by Muddy Waters; some of my
profs, like Henry Rago, Martin Marty, Lester Little, Richard Stern;
living at 53rd and Ellis; dancing to the album James Brown
Live at the Garden
but I don't have to name too many
things, because Forbes captured the sense of it, and the central
mind-body dilemma, with both discerning critique and gratitude.
S. Miller, AB'70
Hill, North Carolina
College class of 1969 went through many of the events in David
Forbes's article, plus a few traumatic ones before his time.
reading the Magazine all these years (1969-2002), I have
noticed that my classmates don't send in many notices for "Class
News" and I find very few listed as authors of new books.
I assume that our class contained as many bright and potentially
productive, creative people as any other class. I wonder if the
turbulent times somehow diverted the academic energy of many of
"us" away from academic and other accomplishments? Or
perhaps those experiences turned down the propensity to communicate
accomplishments to the University community. Seems to me there's
a doctoral study in this, somewhere.
Cadwallader Meszaros, AB'69