And if the Dam Breaks Open Many Years too Soon

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Speaking of The Landon Lectures . . .

When reading about Dubya's visit to Kansas, I kept remembering having been to one of the lectures back in my younger days.

But, no matter how hard I thought about it, I couldn't recall who I went to see. Even looking through the list of past speakers, I couldn't remember.

So I called Michael, thinking he might know, since many of my high school experiences involved him.

"Have I been to a Landon Lecture?"

"Well, I don't know about you, but I've been to a couple."

I read the list of lecturers and he remembered seeing The Rev. Jesse Jackson. This seemed like the most likely lecture for me to attend but for the life of me, I can't remember it!

Now, whether or not you like or dislike, agree or disagree with Jackson and his views, you would probably remember watching him speak right in front of you.

Jesse Jackson is a pretty big deal to me. I tend to agree with him and respect how hard he works to make a change in the world. It doesn't make sense that I wouldn't remember!!!

Am I really getting that old? Is it really getting that hard for me to remember things?

I can recall looking at my ticket and in big block letters, reading "LANDON LECTURE" but I can't remember the name below???

And yes, I was in high school that long ago. Damn, I'm old!

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