The author and his wife at home in a photo taken by their friend Pat McGuire. (Full disclosure, it was a little while ago.)

The author (right) with his best friend Phil at the Woodstock 25th anniversary event, August 1994,
in Saugerties, N.Y. Photo by an unnamed reveler. The two regret
not taking a camera to the original festival in 1969.

The pyramid-shaped structure in the background was Switzerland’s tallest building before it was joined by a second even-higher adjacent tower overlooking the city-village of Basel. Today they create a skyline signature of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, the company that employed the author for 35 years. An unnamed ferryman took his picture as he floated across the Rhine on the riverbank where the company was founded in October 1896.

Martin D. Hirsch

Lapsed singer-songwriter, 35-year accidental company man, citizen of The Woodstock Nation, avid essayist, occasional poet, aspiring author, dogged evolutionary.

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