What Could Have Been


My first stop after arriving in Boston yesterday was The Berklee College of Music, where I was all set to enroll for my post-secondary education before York University’s School of Film & Video wooed me from a career playing drums.

I think I made the right decision, but standing on the steps of Berklee yesterday I couldn’t help thinking about what could have been


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3 Responses to What Could Have Been

  1. Ed Miller says:


    You mean you’d be drumming for Vanilla Fudge?

    Cool, maaaan…..


  2. Kyle Radomsky says:

    Y’know, I often thought of going into film & t.v. before I went to Berklee…. WEIRD….
    I think I have that same picture of me when I arrived. Great city though! Have fun!

  3. Rolf Kanjilal says:

    Back in those days, Boston held an allure and it had an aura all its own for persons in their early 20s planning to attend university (a 3-yr BSc.). While walking towards the Charles River and passing Boston College’s practice football field, I was forced for a short time to ponder that class is not in session and that the quietness and stillness of the surrounding area mean the college football training camp was not under way. The Ivy League School I was attending a few blocks over (Harvard University) may have had a rivalry with this particular college I was passing, but I’m not sure. If I were to pass Claverly House this day and try to walk towards the gates enclosing Harvard Yard, I would feel teary-eyed I’m pretty sure.

    Yes, it was just a beginning data processing course in computer science with old keyboards and terminals, but it was also the start of something that could have been more. The subject of interest for a short time for religious reasons, I must confess, was the law, but the true learning and practicing of the spirit of America’s laws do require an American way of living, having led an American life and an American way of thinking. And I was not up to it.

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