The Evolution of a Democrat

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“I wouldn’t put that bumper sticker on your car. You might make the wrong impression.” This was my father advising me not to advertise my political views, while I sought a job after graduate school. The bumper sticker was John Culver for Senator (who would lose to Charles Grassley). Culver was a liberal Iowa Democrat who had opposed the Vietnam War when in Congress.




Poetry and prose on growing up, growing older, looking forward, looking back.

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