Lucas has led two exercises that I have participated in: letter to my younger self, and the creative emotional experience that we as a class just completed. Both of these exercises have allowed me to examine my past experiences in a thoughtful and non-threatening environment. I am 77 and the product of alcoholic parents. My military experience and my careers which followed were in some way entangled with my earlier experience growing up. This is the first time I’ve been able to share this experience.