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Life as a mind relived


I 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.

Amey S. Miller, AB'70
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


My College class of 1969 went through many of the events in David Forbes's article, plus a few traumatic ones before his time.

After 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.

Ruth Cadwallader Meszaros, AB'69
Ladysmith, Wisconsin


 

 

 


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