While poking around the web doing some Ivy Style research, I came across this photo from the days of the Ivy twilight.
Pictured above at right is Timothy Leary — just a name to an Xer like myself and perhaps wholly foreign to Millennial readers. But Leary — who was a Harvard professor and advocate for the use of LSD — coined a number of cachphrases that came to symbolize the late 1960s, when the worlds of Camelot and “Mad Men” were about to become a distant memory.
Leary coined the phrase “Turn on, tune in, drop out” — which is actually pretty good advice for these crazy times we live in — and “Think for yourself and question authority,” which is what college students do today, more or less.
A documentary about Leary and spiritual guru Ram Dass, narrated by Robert Redford, is presently making the rounds at small theaters and festivals. — CC