A memoir of exploration, passion, love, loss and change that takes place during the last days of a unique time in our history. Black and Gold takes us through the final days of the sixties-the music, the psychedelics, the anti-war protests, new worlds and new knowledge. Mark and his friends will soon graduate and leave their com-fortable lives behind forever: ahead lies the future overshadowed by the grim realities of the Vietnam war and the tumultuous social and political changes shaped in their generation. Each finds themselves changed by the handful of years and profound experiences they have had and shared, discovering new truths about themselves and the world. It is 1969. They’ve come of age, forever changed by that dangerous decade, that breathless moment-the end of the sixties.