“1963,” the (free!) audiobook

podcast_picOn October 6, 1963, President John F. Kennedy spoke outside the Flint (Michigan) City Hall Rotunda, right at the end of MY street – Sixth Street! A little over a month later, he was dead. A few months before that, the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s seminal speech changed the face of this country forever — it seemed. Then, less than a month later, four little black girls were killed in a terrorist bombing as they worshiped in their Birmingham, Alabama church.

The year 1963 left an indelible mark on the individual and collective psyche of me and my contemporaries. The mark was so deep that I devoted a whole chapter of my book to that year, and I called the chapter — what else? — “1963.”

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of that momentous year, and to express gratitude to all of those who sacrificed so much to make my career possible, I have recorded an audio podcast of the chapter and made it available right here. So listen, enjoy, and let me have your comments, please. If you remember 1963, tell me what you were doing during those times. If you know the year only from your history lessons, give me your impressions.

Here it is: Proving Ground: A Memoir chapter 13 — “1963.” (run time = 20:55)

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2 thoughts on ““1963,” the (free!) audiobook

  1. Glenn:

    Great to hear from you, and glad to know that you and Heather are well. Two kids in college – time flies, doesn’t it?! Good luck with your ideas and plans. The great thing is that it doesn’t take a lot of money to get started, i.e., research, investigate, and plan. Keep me posted on your progress!


  2. Hey there boss!
    It’s been a long time. Wanted to drop you a note and say Hi as well as thank you for my first opportunity out of college with TAS. Those were fun days and I learned a lot about business and leadership while I was there. Heather and I are still out here in Pennsylvania and two of our girls are off in college now at Pitt and Penn State.
    Hope all is well with you and thanks again for the start in business.
    I may just take that ‘get started’ advice to heart and pursue some ideas I have had for years.
    Drop me a note if you get a chance.
    Best Regards,
    Glenn M Heinzmann

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