Greg McAllister is a former seminarian, playground director, college instructor, truck driver, bartender, radio announcer, restaurant manager, career advisor, newsletter editor, filmmaker, and education benefits manager. After receiving his BA in Philosophy, he studied Theology for three years, then earned an M.A. in Creative Arts Interdisciplinary Studies from San Francisco State University and an MSW from Colorado State University. He has lived and worked in Northern California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington D.C., New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. He currently lives with his wife, Linda, in Vermont where he writes and works as a hospice volunteer. He has two grown children, and enjoys traveling by bicycle, motorcycle and kayak. In 2003 he published his first book, Confessions of a Serial Celibate.
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Out of the Bag: A Search for Missing Pieces
By Greg McAllister
Published: January 16, 2012.
We begin in the secreted, all-boys world of a Catholic seminary in the 1950s and progress through Vietnam protests, race riots, and the sexual revolution. A young would-be priest crosses his fingers during the oath of celibacy, moves to the Haight Ashbury, gets his girlfriend pregnant, and finally wakes up naked and sore in a padded cell. It's the boomer tutorial, all about change and humor.
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