Senior year and time to set my future in motion. Cal State Northridge and Cal State Long Beach were on my college radar but I ultimately decided help keep my parents’ financial investment lighter by first attending a local community college to complete some GE. Fullerton College also happened to have one of the most prestigious jazz music programs in all of Southern California. Having aced Advanced Placement English and Pre-Calculus, I skipped the college writing course and only needed to check off one math course. I took the required typing class, political science and computer programming elective, which in the 80s, consisted of writing BASIC.
I also cut off my locks…one last time.