Tag Archives: 1968

A Berkeley Girl Looks Back

Fifty years ago this month, the May Revolution began in Paris and spread throughout France. The population of France was just over 50 million, and 10 million workers went out on strike. Imagine if today, out of 327 million Americans, … Continue reading

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My Other Life – Explaining my Unexpected List of New Year’s Resolutions

It occurred to me after I received such a lovely response from my New Year’s Resolutions post, that many of my novel-and-blog readers might be confused! I wrote: “Lots of New Years Resolutions, beginning with attending the Women’s March, then … Continue reading

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Why I wrote The Berkeley Girl: Rendezvous in London – and other Stories of the ‘60s

Note to readers: If your Bay Area book club, service group or other organization is looking for a speaker and discussion, I’d be happy to present about my books, the late 1960s, current events or any other related topics of … Continue reading

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How Summer Camp and Social Justice Have Changed!

When my daughter Amy suggested a “socialist summer camp” in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for our getaway together, my heart began to race. Would they pontificate around the campfire? Would they be advocating world revolution over the Mac … Continue reading

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Transitions

Welcome to my new combined website and blog! For years these two have lived at two separate addresses, and the two dwellings felt disconcertingly like the workplace and “home.” Now the two are one, the url/address is one, and I … Continue reading

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Lyrics jammed in my throat…

How I loved the 1964 Bob Dylan song The Times They Are A’Changin’ when I was at Cal Berkeley. I knew every line by heart, sang them triumphantly with my friends, intoned them under my breath, marching in time to … Continue reading

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Organization Predicts Outcome – Paris, 1968 compared to OWS, 2011-2012

Does it make any difference if a populist movement is planned or rises spontaneously? What do the origins and structure of the Occupy Movement tell us about its potential for success – when compared to the 1968 May Revolution in … Continue reading

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