November 22, 1963

I was in Mrs. Spark’s 6th grade class on the morning of November 22, 1963 when the word came from the principal’s office that President Kennedy had been assassinated.  Mrs. Sparks started crying and from that point forward the world seemed to change.

I always remember this day because it falls one day after my birthday.

My political consciousness seems to have formed at that point.  That day also launched the rest of the volatile 60’s – the civil rights movement, Vietnam, Kent State, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy and Woodstock.

That was a long time ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.



About Mike

Mike has been an executive in the biotechnology industry for the past 20 years. Mike is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, earning Bachelors degrees in Business Economics and Geography. Mike also earned his MBA in Finance from California State University, Fresno. Mike is married to the mother of his 3 children and currently lives outside of Boulder, CO. In his spare time Mike enjoys hiking, fishing, skiing, reading and coaching basketball.
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