Chapter 2. Innocuous Beginnings
Love for the beach and ocean started young. Childhood and teenage years were all about the beach and surfing.
From bottom left: Rhonda (sister), Mum, Jillian (sister), Dad, me.
Photo c. 1961
The one song that coalesced various threads of dissent into a unifying consciousness for me was Barry McGuire’s 1965 hit song, Eve of Destruction. The lyrics ‘You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’’ made a deep impression.
Martin Luther King’s sermons, reprinted in the book, Strength to Love, made sense to me.
Image source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Strength_to_Love.jpg