Growing up in New York City was different from the suburbs. We had the city bus system and
especially the subway. By the time I
was twelve, I could go anywhere in the city by myself -- and did.
of the most formative events of my formative years was The Big Trip. In
1951, when I had just turned 10, my family piled into a 1950 Chevrolet
2-door sedan and hit the road for seven months. We went everywhere in
North America: all over the United States, most of Mexico, and the
was a very important part of the family I grew up in -- and the family
Honey and I raised. I hope that continues into future generations.
Here's who played what and why. It's part of an article with a message.
The larger message is why it is important for kids to learn to play an
is written as the whole country is preparing for a rare event, a
coast-to-coast total solar eclipse. A total eclipse is rare enough that
the media are referring to it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Yes,
I have seen a total solar eclipse, in 1963 when I was in grad school.
Here is the story of that adventure.