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Author Daryl L James, Jr's life has spanned sixteen American presidents, beginning with Calvin Coolidge in 1926. James' birth year. As he recalls his ninety one years on planet earth, he presents a very personal reflection of his awakening to his homosexuality, the traumatic high school years that followed, and his escape into the US Navy and World War 2, in 1944. After earning a BA in Journalism at the University of Iowa, he began a challenging, exciting career in Advertising, Marketing where he represented several major magazines, Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, Cosmopolitan, Town & Country, House Beautiful, Advertising Age, setting a lifetime stint with Restaurant and Lodging Hospitality. His business air travel exceeded over one million miles; along the way he established friendships with the rich and famous, while nurturing several serious romantic relationships in his personal life. His recall of the LGBT revolution, parallels the passion, the political turmoil, personal trauma that impacted millions of the LGBT community. Some of these adventures were not without danger for an out gay man on the prowl. A proud veteran of WW2 and Korea, his passionate columns minced no words as he battled for the civil rights of those LGBT brothers/sisters enduring the slings and arrows of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Asked for a one word description of his ninety one years, he would firmly state: Iconoclast, a perspective that seeps into this narrative. He hopes you enjoy this read.