2. Innocuous beginnings

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.

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Martin Luther King’s sermons, reprinted in the book, Strength to Love, made sense to me.

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