The Impact of Generational Addiction

The day is July 30th, 1960. It is a sweltering Saturday in Peru, Illinois, known first as the River City, and secondly as The City of Clocks. It is the beginning of a new decade — the rise of hippies, flower children, traumatic assasinations, and space advances. The American Football League has officially played their first game, and North and South Korea wage their first battle since the Korean War in 1953.

This day is very special to me, and not because of football or foreign relations. It is the day my father was born, and the beginning of 60 years of unraveling…