My Turn to Sing Along

By Jay Mootz ’83

Music that spoke to me as a teenager was not kind to my elders. “I hope I die before I get old,” screamed The Who. Later, Neil Young offered a softer metaphor: “It’s better to burn out than it is to rust.” I now find myself on the other side of that divide, and my 14-year-old son, Daniel, serves as a daily reminder of my fall.…

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