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From early 1973, Three Dog Night sings "Pieces of April", a minor hit about a first and lost love. 



April 1970 was a memorial month  At the time, I lived in Mountain Top PA with a huge backyard bordered by woods. Thus I had a dark enough view of the stars at night. I was able that month to view down to fifth magnitude. Nationwide we experienced Apollo 13, the first Earth Day, Nixon's "incursion" into Cambodia during the American phase of the Vietnamese Civil War, and the reaction which led to Kent State and Jackson State in May. The Beatles were riding high with "Let It Be" with other songs as "Spirit in the Sky", "Come and Get It", "Instant Karma", and even "Tennessee Bird Walk". 


Earth Day is Wednesday, 22 April
45 years (1970-2105)

Nixon televizes his solution to Vietcong sanctuar
-ies in Cambodia on Thursday, 30 April 1970

I saw this reaction personally. On the morning of Friday, 1 May, my homeroom nun left the classroom as if it had been a typical day. My history teacher, in stark contrast, stormed into the classroom very upset. "What happens if Nixon wants to 'clean out' the Vietcong again?" At the time, he was trying to avoid the draft and came very close when the calls dropped off. The draft ended in 1973, but at the end of 1969, it had become a lottery, ending many of the deferments.

The weekend of the "incursion" ( and overthrow of Norodom Sihanouk for Lon Nol, setting up Pol Pot later in the decade) and the Kent State Massacre, the #1 song was The Guess Who's "American Woman":
American woman, get away from me...
I don't need your war machines, I don't need your ghetto scenes,
Colored lights can hit the tires, sparkle someone else's eyes...
From Saskatchewan, this Canadian rock band hit it right on

In 1979, there was a movie called "Kent State" filmed in Georgia, which aired in early 1981. The actor who played Jeffrey Glenn Miller states, that he never considered that he could become famous, after a discussion of both Kennedy assassinations. In one scene, he's practicing drums for the coming summer while the Grateful Dead plays "Casey Jones" in the background.

Mary Ann Vecchio screams over the just-shot dead
Jeffrey Glenn Miller at Kent State on Monday, 4 May 1970

victims included a ROTC, a speech therapist major,
and a descendent of a Holocaust survivor, all would be approaching retirement age

Beltaine is the Wiccan celebration of the marriage
of the sungod and sungoddess on 1 May.

Mother's Day in the United States is the second
Sunday in May.




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(C) Lynn Johnston 2013

Click for the strip

The next Terry Fox Marathon is Sunday,
13 September 2015. Click picture for site.

Click here for CBC broadcasts of the
Marathon of Hope in 1980.

My Alternate 1980


Click here to view my heroes like Terry Fox.

This is my sketch from the end of the video found
of Matt off the website of the foundation.

Click here to go to the Matthew Shepard foundation.


Click here to see Matt in an alternate universe, courtesy of the Anti-Defamation League, called "Imagine a World without Hate".


Mine's been missing since 1984.
Reaganomics sucks for thirty years so far!

The Logotype for the Terry Fox Run 2001

Click here for my site on astronomy.
a sleeping moon

Click here for the site of my heroes.

Jimmy Smiley

Click here to visit George Krol, the main character of my mysteries.

The pentagram is a Wiccan symbol
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Click here to visit my blog.

If I could design my own face, it would look like
this picture, also a model for my character George Krol

Click here to go to my international website.


Click here to go to the site of my own cartoons, which is where I'll store the ones I've originally placed here.


Click here for my MBA paraphernalia.


Click here for my Live Journal starting 2009.

Taken in March 1976, it was the time I began to
declare my independence of the English system.

Click here for my photoalbum.


Click here for an older diary July 2007-December 2008


Click here to go to my site on the Supreme Court.