"I have a feeling... This is going to be a great day"
On Nursing in Montreal: "Quebec's Loss, Victoria's Gain."
An Atmospheric Engineer on the Importance of Now
Changing the Way We Think About the Brain and the Future
I'm 80, I'm Not Satisfied, and That's OK!
On Argentinian Dictatorships, and the 'Disappeared' in the Cold War
Technology, Change and the Future
Differences Between Generations may just be Differences Between Age Groups
My Dad was the Anglo on the Bill 101 Appeals Commission
Of Mountain Drives, MTV, and Marijuana Brownies
The "Story Catcher of Victoria", and How Conversation Changes Lives
Gen Z Speaks, part 3: "Friday for Future"
Gen Z Speaks, part 2: "So Like... a Plane Crash?"
Gen Z Speaks, part 1: "I Wonder How We're Gonna Survive This"
From Glove to Grunge - Evolving Styles at High School Grads
P.E. Trudeau's "War Measures Act" Felt In Victoria
General Idea's AIDS-Awareness Artwork
Keeping up with the Kielburgers: A Parallel Between Kidoons and We.org
Generation Z, and their New Families and New Identities
Growing up Analog in the Digital Era of Millennials
Music Videos and the Advent of 24-Hour News Channels
Building for People with Disabilities in an Ableist Society
On Nickelback and Millennial Pop Culture: "What Were We Thinking?"
"Threads" and "The Day After": Nuclear Holocaust in the 1980s
Playing Dungeons & Dragons at Mark Kingwell's House
A Rural Perspective on Gen X and MTV
On Millennials: "We're Not Lost, and We Are Going to Make a Difference"
USA Nuclear Testing on Bikini Atoll
I Wrote the Theme Song for the Quebec Referendum
My Brother Was Half of The Buggles
A Baby Boomer who Identifies More With Events from Generation X
I Grew Up 4 Blocks from where Pierre Laporte was Kidnapped
Memories from Winnipeg's J.B. Mitchell school
A Child Refugee from the Congo, Reunited With Her Mother 14 Years Later
How the Gulf War Helped Raise my Environmental Awareness
Millennials and 9/11: Loss of Faith in Institutions and Government
Stories of Gypsies, Wineries and Jewish Families in Romania
The Real Reason Behind the Fall of The Berlin Wall
How Degrassi Influenced a Whole Generation
Hector Pieterson's Murder, and my Journey into Social Justice
Memes: Generation Z's Way Of Seizing Their Own Future
Of Woodstock, Charles de Gaulle and Gordon Lightfoot
Gen Z: "If Technology Wasn't There, They'd All Fall Apart"
A 1970 Escape from Saddam's Hell, and Rebirth in Canada
Hearing about the Montreal Massacre on the Car Radio
O.J. Simpson and my 14th Birthday Party
Helen Betty Osbourne, J.J. Harper and Manitoba's Aboriginal Justice Inquiry
On Generations: "In the end, a 50-year-old's a 50-year-old!"
Bertrand Russell and the Origin of The Peace Symbol
Gobstoppers: My Favourite Candy as a Kid
End of Innocence: A Majorette's 1st Experience with Anti-Semitism
McGill Student Alan Emtage Invents Archie, the World's First Search Engine
Mon Grand-père, Théophile Plouffe, Adorait le Baseball à la Radio
Bittersweet Memories of a Brother Who Loved The Beatles
Des Souvenirs Variés de Bruce Springsteen et de l'École Polytechnique
Meeting Halfway in Kingston for a New Year's Eve Tradition
A Teen Who Can't Stand Music That Came After 2012
A First Kiss Behind the Gym Mats at College Notre Dame
Folk and Feminist Music Inspired Me to Take On Social Change
Traveling The World to Find My People
Expos Blue Monday: the Tragedy of Life is not in Losing but in Almost Winning
The Assassinations of John Lennon and Anwar Sadat
Hitchhiking All Over Europe in the Early 1970s
The 80s were a Complete Waste of Time, According to Sara's Mom
Orillia: "the Teenage-Mom, Unwed, Beer-Drinking Capital of Canada"
People Getting Pissy About Jazz Music and Jeans in the USSR
Liz Learned "The 7 Words You Can Never Say on Television"
The Importance of Teaching Recent History to Young People
A Pre-Teen Passionate About History, and its Multiple Perspectives.
The Diversity of Experience, and the Common Story: A Developmental Psychology...
Snowball Fights Between English and French at Ecole St-Clement
MTV Memories of Dire Straits and Def Leppard
Closing School at Noon to Root for the Expos
"The Pregnant Father" and "The Shaving Mother": Israeli discotheques in the 60s
I Got 7 Bats at Jarry Park's Last "Bat Day"
My Awesome Green Machine(s)
Swapping for a Swastika Pin at the Montreal Olympics
Generation Gaps between Boomers, Xers and Millennials
Acceptance of the Words "Aboriginal" and "Indigenous"
Black Men in America, and The Devastating Effects of the "War on Drugs"
My West German Father Assaulted by East German Border Guards
Memories of the Montreal Expos
Hearing About John Lennon's Murder on the Flight Home from Disneyland.
Tunnels Under my Parents' Calgary Home, to Protect Jews in WW2
Memories of Montreal's Park Extension, and the TMR Golf Course
My 6-Year University Degree in 3 Hours
At the Montreal Forum with Mom for an "Yvettes" Rally Against Quebec Separation
A 13-Year-Old who Loves the 70s and 80s
Long John Baldry, The King of Rock and Roll
Super Cool Parents in a Feminist Household
I Was A Vietnamese Boat Person
Of Studio 54, Disco, Benny & The Jets, and The Winnipeg Jets
GenX Memories of Winnipeg, and Growing Up With Music
A Belgian in Berlin at the Fall of the Wall
A Child of Divorce, Healed by Music
Harold Cardinal vs. P.E.Trudeau: "The Unjust Society"
Culture Club for Cat Stevens: A Generational X-change
New George Carlin Record Banned from our House
Woodstock: I Missed Out on "Something Big"
Working as a Kid Defined My Generation
I Was an Engineering Student, just like the Montreal Massacre Victims
My Grandfather's Death and Simon Le Bon's Brush Cut
My New Pal Gene Simmons from KISS
Protesting in the Velvet Revolution
Des Souvenirs Du "Sit-in" à Montréal en 1990 (video in French)
Neil Young Wanted To Join My Band. I Said No.
German Unification: "Wessies" treated "Ossies" as a Colonized Nation
The Not-So-Quiet Revolution
Hot-wiring the TV to Watch The Three Stooges
The Cuban Missile Crisis from an AF base in West Germany.
WW2 Vets: Men had to “Contain”, Women had to “Conform”
Another Dark Day: Churchill’s Death in 1965
A Teenager Falls for a Draft Dodger in Banff
The Tragic Fate of a Mohawk Mate
Hungarian Au Pair Taken by NKVD
Life of the Times
They Took Away the Arrow, but They Gave us Barbie Instead
A Prisoner of War Meets His Waterloo
“This Just In: The Cold Lake War”
“Kleenex: It Clings Like Cloth”
Memories of JFK, Vietnam, and Draft Dodgers in Canada
A Song: “Put All Your Faith In The Pill, Boys!”
Following in My Father’s Footsteps
Yes, My Name is Enola Gay.
Suddenly, Half of Ireland Was on The Pill
Watching Janis at the Festival Express
Forbidden to Meet the Beatles At Dorval Airport
Some Boys Applauded When JFK was Assassinated
Mother’s Prague Spring, My Velvet Revolution
The Detroit Riots: Counting the Number of City Blocks on Fire
Tear-gassed While Working for the Eugene McCarthy campaign
A Westjet Employee Checks in A War Bride
My Boomer Dad: The Ultimate Role Model
Waiting Tables at Expo 67 (After 4 Years of University)
Of Fathers, Expectations, and Missing Out on Woodstock.
A WW2 Soldier Gets an A+ in Public Speaking Class
Bobby Vee’s Producer Talks About The Day The Music Died
A Pilot who Worked with Avro Arrow Engineers
Meeting Pierre Laporte’s Daughter
Hitchhiking was a Form of Rebelling
A Tour Guide from The Lovin’ Spoonful
The Crunching of the Snow: A Cold War Memory
Soldiers in the Suburbs: the FLQ crisis in Montreal
My Grandfather and his Stories about the Dump
"Mean" University Architecture to Control Students
Meeting Janis Joplin at a Soda Stand
A Hard First Year in Canada
My Very Own Rocket Radio
Television United People Across the World
Perspective on the Cycles of History
Of Fire Bells and Nuclear Bombs
"I Was a Prophet" about Joni Mitchell
"Disney music, The Beatles and the Beach Boys"
A Winnipeg Grenadier at a Japanese POW Camp
'I Love Lucy' Then, Sidney Crosby Now
"Mommy, Are Those Planes Coming From Russia?"
6 Feet from the Queen
If Abortion Had Been Legal, I Probably Wouldn't Be Alive
Dad's Duck and Cover Story from the Sault
Strontium 90 Soars into Manitoba
My Siblings and 60s Rock
Failing Latin on a Fateful Day
A Mess in Memphis and Dad's Bomb Drills in Winnipeg.
“Each Time History Repeats Itself, the Price Goes Up”
My Interesting Cultural Ancestry
My 60s were about Cars and Music
Bringing My Son to BOOM
From Trinidad to Winnipeg, from 70 to 0˚F
Remembering JFK from German Kindergarten
Talk to Your Kids About History
Drugs, Dr. Spock and other Boomer Influences
From Trudeaumania to Conservative
Connections Between the Generations
Mom Upset by The Moon Landing On TV
Falling in Love at John Hirsch's MTC
Mom, I Have a Few Questions for You
The Moon Landing from a Café in Geneva
Ronnie Hawkins Moves To Canada
How Winnipeg Welcomed Draft Dodgers
A Photo of the Berlin Wall Falling
Music is my Dad's Life
The 1950s Blown Up by the 1960s
What To Do In Case of Apocalypse
Seeing Old Friends I've Flown In
Bouncing a Baby at the Fringe
They Called my Dad "Gumby"
I Had The Rolling Stones Over for Dinner
A Polish Mom and her Prophecy About Plastic
Did those 2 Cool Boys from Brooklyn Get Drafted?
Challenges of A Black Family in Nova Scotia
A "Love-In" in Winnipeg, MB
A Millenial Hippie's Hopeful Thoughts
School Drills and Cold War Fears
A Moon Landing on my 15th Birthday
The Cold War Terrorized a Generation of Children
The Detroit Riots and the Kent State Shootings
A Luncheon with Dr. Benjamin Spock
A History Buff Visits Little Rock CHS and the Lorraine Motel
Memories of Jackie Robinson and the Vietnam War
Devastated by The Avro Arrow Cancellation
Dad Drives Down to Find His Daughter in Yorkville
"On The Beach" Comes to Life During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Called a Nazi for Speaking with a Swedish Accent
What to Do When an H-Bomb Drops on Winnipeg
The Battle of Kapyong
War Vets and Alcoholism
Television Helped Us “Be There”
The Avro Arrow’s Place in Canadian History
Draft Dodgers at U of Manitoba, and Adventures in Yorkville.
Seeing Janis at Winnipeg Stadium 3 Months Before her Death.
Spraying DDT at a Camp in Post-War Germany
An American Girl Falls in Love with Canada.
German U-Boats in the St. Lawrence Seaway
"I Built the Avro Arrow"
Nursing Students React to JFK Being Shot
Rebelling Against the “Rules of Fashion”
Liverpool, Winnipeg, the Rest of the World
The Steinberg Family Terrorized by the FLQ
Expo 67: When Multimedia Becomes Entertainment
Riding an Elephant, When a Cellphone Rings
Terrified of My Grandparents' Bomb Shelter
Memories of a Jewish Anglophone in TMR
The Paradox of Marijuana Laws in the USA
Not Just Soldiers' Lives Were Changed by Vietnam
All of Their Boys Were in Vietnam
The Seeds of the Modern Women’s Movement started in the early 60s
Nobody could run like Jackie Robinson
Canada: Hungry for Immigrants in the 60s
A Black Man in a Mostly-White Audience
The Appliance Seller & Agent Orange Sprayer
Special Delivery from Eaton's: Two Beatles Albums
They Shoot The President and Raise the Price of Popsicles
Have Baby Boomers Changed the World?
A Point of Interest for the Parents of Boomers
The Sin of Long, Male Hair
Child of Today Learns About “Flower Children” of Yesterday
“We Want A Revolution Now”
“None Is Too Many,” Except for Bernard
Havana before the Americans
Radioactive School Bag
“Beautiful Experience” or “Political Protest”?
“Hello, Miss. I’m with the press.”
There’s Somethin’ Happenin’ Here…
60s Lyrics were “Out of this World”
Screens: "People Become Zombified"
A Promoter's Last Rock Concert: Janis Joplin
Almost an Aussie Draft Dodger
Night Trains to Prison Camps in Canada
No Longer a World of "Wonder"
The Moon Landing from a Rooftop in Bagdhad
Learn History to Avoid the Pitfalls of History
A Journey from Concentration Camps to Canada
A New Immigrant's Shoes Stolen at Pier 21
Grandson Interviews Grampa About Being Twelve
Screaming at the Movie Screen: The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night"
Making Asbestos Puppets in Pre-School
Selling Bomb Shelters at The Western Fair
From Canada to Fort Knox and back
Canada: “Everything America was Promising and not Delivering On”
North American Nonsense
Peace Marches and Mini Skirts
Les Années Soixante
Young Radicals Changing the World
The Moon Landing from Lima, Peru
Playing Cards with David Bowie
Savour the Gifts Life Gives You
“Isabelle, it’s Stan. I’m coming home.”
A “Different World” for Demonstrators
Carrie and Cal Best: Black History in Ottawa
“The Russians are coming!”
“Canada’s Chapter” in the Invasion of Cambodia
The Avro Arrow - Caving In To Political Pressure
Food Rationing in the UK After WW2
Repurposing the Davy Crockett Cap as a Pierre Radisson Hat
A Different Take on Draft Dodgers
The 'Sound' of Polio Then, the Need for Vaccines Now
How Polio Changed the Neighborhood
Avro Arrow Engineers Built the Milestones of the 20th Century
Our Bomb Shelter Won't Protect Us
Dad Never Said A Word at the Dinner Table
Street Youth Worker Snubbed in Yorkville by her Ad-man Husband
A Family Deeply Affected by World War Two
A Rotation of Draft Dodgers in the Duplex
Who's The Hero of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Draft Dodgers in Progressive Movements in BC
The Banal and the Tragic: in a way, both Ridiculous
Avro Arrow Test Flights Over Etobicoke
Ushered to Safety in the Detroit Riots
Miss Gordon Smacks Les, Les Snaps Back
Bomb Threats in St. Catherine's & Power Outage in 1965
Designing the Wing of the Avro Arrow
Fixing a Stove for a Roomful of Hippies
Keep the Car Locked, it's "Those Dirty Hippies"
From Hippie to Peace Officer, a.k.a Police Officer
TV - So You Never Have to Talk to Anyone
A Canadian Almost Drafted into Vietnam
Muddy Waters opens for Jefferson Airplane
Billeting Janis Joplin and her Band
Nixon Brought me to Canada
Adventures of a Winnipeg Choir Girl in Yorkville
Investigating the Values of the Festival Express
Waiting For Godot when JFK is Shot
Reading Dad's Classified Info about Atomic Bombs
Gas Masks and Air Raid Drills at School
Dad Leaves the Room when the Talk Shifts to Pot, Sex, or War
Thousands Killed in Prague Spring.
The shot that killed Bobby Kennedy, and 3 hours of The Who for $3.
Growing up in East Berlin
A Centennial Project: 7 years in Minneapolis
Different reactions to Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald.
The Booming Voice of K-Tel Records
The FBI's Hunt for a Draft Dodger
Jerry Rubin Stirs the Pot at UBC
A Draft Dodger in the Basement
UN Closed for Bay of Pigs
Watching The Beatles with Fingers In Your Ears
The Last Time the Leafs Won the Cup
Where are my TV Shows?
A Summer at Expo 67
Lobster: "Poor Man's Food"
Helping Refugees from Biafra
Know Where You Come From
Baking on Nov 22 1963
Atlantic Folk Festival
Solidarity with Civil Rights
A Phone Operator and JFK's Shooting.
Sputnik in the Sky
A Blast in Los Alamos
1st NS Casualty in Vietnam
Dad Hates Dylan
Vietnam Uprisings in Boston
The Pugwash Conference
Stranded at Bay of Pigs
Honking at WW2's End
Prague Spring from London
A Closeted Cuban Crisis
Blacks in Halifax
Immigrant to Canada in '69
Viola before Rosa
Goodbye USA, Hello Canada
I Met Spock, Mick and PET
A pre-BOOMer Looks Back
A Teen in Yorkville
Draft Dodger Tenants + Tea with Castro
Feminism in the 60s
A Kaleidoscope of Memories
Skeptical of Soldiers
The FLQ and Dad
From Cuba to Halifax
Dad's Tears for JFK
Anti-War March in BC
We are not alone
Music Still Tells Stories
Air Cadet Until Cuba
There and Back Again
Citizenship for First Nations
Dad and Eve of Destruction
Horses in Whitehorse
Draft Dodger Artists
Riots in Detroit
Japanese Prison Camp
Fishing with Grampa
A-Bomb Saves a Life.
Toe-less Draft Dodgers
Apollo 11 with Grandma
Boot Camp Boomer
The Seeds of Apollo 11
From Beatles to Janis
Missing Out in 1969
MLK Reaction in MTL
Living Out History
Too young to see the Beatles
Screaming at Maple Leafs Gardens
The Beatles in Vancouver
The Nintendo 64
A Canadian Space Pioneer
Janis on Janis
Both Sides of WW2
Fear of the FLQ
Draft Dodgers in BC
Music And the Times
A Mother's Tears in 68
What We Are Today
A Canadian falls for American Pie
From Sputnik to GPS
A Nazi in Cochrane, ON
Expo 67 and Bobby Kennedy
Cuban Missile Crisis
BOOM beside a boomer
The Leafs and the Beatles
The Canadian Dream
Culture Clashes around the world
From Mersey Beat to Montreal
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