Then there were the upheavals of the a#39;60s, when many public schools adopted virtual open admissions standards. The tab ... This lovely gravy train, despite 35 years of momentum, was abrupdy derailed with the advent of the Reagan- Bush regime. ... I cana#39;t think of any place Ia#39;d rather be exiled to, and anyway, my diagnosis rapidly eroded my lingering urge to merge with the mainstream via a aquot; goodaquot; job.