Chapter 3: Courage/Fear

The 70's was a period of highly liminal space for me with several sequences of "order, disorder, reorder' as described in the memoir. I was just starting out in my professional career with the military draft always looming in the background despite my hardship deferment. I traveled to Europe twice, was single for the first few years and dated several women with one significant relationship before I met my wife. Then on to marriage, home ownership, having our first two kids, and then moving into a lot of professional and community engagement. That all being said, there were many ups/downs, decisions to be made, unanticipated circumstances and developments, and on and on where both fear and courage presented themselves in my own life plus in observation of others. I learned a lot during this period but there were definitely some scars that lingered for a long time.