Friday, December 10, 2010


"If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Problem"
-VISTA recruitment poster

Welcome to Above This Wall: The Life and Times of a VISTA Volunteer 1969-70 a memoir by Bruce Greene. The Preface, 12 chapters, and Afterword were posted between October and December of 2010. To read the complete work, you will need to refer to the postings by month. Look at the Archive to the right of the page.
The Preface and early chapters are found under October. You can read the memoir chapter by chapter or skip around if you like. Please feel free to comment on anything in the space provided. If you have any problems or questions, please send me an email at


  1. Hi Blues,

    I am a VISTA volunteer in the second month of my service term. I just wanted to say thank you for recording your experiences - it's so meaningful as I am trying to figure out where I fit in to this complex puzzle, and how to make real change.

  2. Hey Katie,
    Just saw this comment. Thanks for the kind words. Hope you are doing well in your year of service. Yes, lots to figure out. Drop me a line or two at when you get a chance and let me know how it's going. Thanks, Bruce (Blues) Greene