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I helped free my partner, but my life had been ruined by the events of 1988, and in 1990 I left Ventura and never returned.I had been radicalized ("awakened"), and I then spent the next several years seeking understanding of what I had lived through and why the world worked starkly differently from how I was taught that it did.
I followed him to Boston and soon became his partner.
Radicals seek a fundamental understanding of events (so they aim for the root and do not hack at branches), but more economically than politically in my partner's instance.
He would never see the energy industry the same way again after his radicalization (also called "awakening") in Seattle, but he had more radicalization ahead of him.
In 1974, as that engine created a stir in the USAs federal government, I began dreaming of changing the energy industry.
In that same year, I had my cultural and mystical awakenings.