"Woodstock: Where Are They Now?"


Life Magazine put out a call for entries from people who had attended the Woodstock Festival.  Wanting to get something published, I wrote down a bunch of memories from my experiences as a 12-year old and mailed them in.  After many weeks, I received a letter saying that my essay had been selected!  I was elated—my first published writing!

The magazine hit the newstands and I rushed out to buy a copy.  I went through the long article page by page, until I finally found saw this heavily-redacted version of my essay!