Monday, October 28, 2013

Larry, from SoCal

"When I came back from the service (Navy), the Vietnam War had just ended. The teachers', the professors' preconceived notions of the Vietnam War and what a Vietnam veteran was, were just wrong. And they didn't think they could learn anything from me, 'cause here they were the teacher and I was the student. It didn't go over very well with me."
"I'm the kind of guy who - I just went out and bought this fat college algebra book, like this. And a friend says, "Why the heck would you do that?' I said, 'Because I want to work through the problems. They're interesting to me. For when I get bored.' Otherwise you get old faster."