Former flower child coping with the absurdity of the present. I am a total news junkie who now overdoses on the NYT, New Republic, and the Economist, etc. (Thank g-d I don’t have cable). Fortunately, I am the father of two scholastically successful women who have kept me current. Though totally atonal, I cannot get enough of great opera or a Broadway musical. I was proud to be the oldest guy on my soccer team, though I play like American style football.