Welcome to my zig-zag journey from my native Midwest to the present, It's meant living in a forested yoga ashram and later a desert, serving as staff editor for a future Nobel Prize laureate, covering fourteen states as a field representative for a major newspaper syndicate, being isolated from the rest of the world during a volcanic eruption, hearing my chimney blow away in a nor'easter, being roused by tornadoes while camping, and appearing as a writer and poet in literary journals on five continents.As a newspaper editor, I've crafted hundreds of thousands of headlines, designed tens of thousands of pages, and cropped and captioned at least twice as many photos, in addition to editing the news and features copy itself.I delight in Quaker meditation, performing as a baritone in the Revels Singers in Boston, dancing New England contras and traditional Greek lines, swimming at secluded Maine beaches, hiking in mountains, delving into a symphony or opera, the challenges of contemporary literature and painting, and especially my wife and daughters. I'm not so fond of weeding, raking leaves, shoveling snow, domestic cleaning, dealing with bureaucrats, most medical procedures, or repairing our century-old house. And, yes, we have pet rabbits.
Hippie Drumby Jnana Hodson
They live together, more or less, on a hardscrabble farm. Some are college students; some, dropouts. One's an Army veteran and a few work full-time careers. They're drawn together by dreams of Peace and Love as much as cheap rent, even before dogs, cats, and chickens enter the picture. Of course you know them as hippies by their long hair and outrageous
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They live together, more or less, on a hardscrabble farm. Some are college students; some, dropouts. One's an Army veteran and a few work full-time careers. They're drawn together by dreams of Peace and Love as much as cheap rent, even before dogs, cats, and chickens enter the picture. Of course you know them as hippies by their long hair and outrageous attire. But when their summer of mountain lakes and partying fades into winter, critical differences threaten their circle. Through it all, as the newest resident discovers in his quest for romantic recovery and companionship, one introduction leads to another, on the farm and in town, all eventually blossoming in delightful or bittersweet disclosures and wisdom the following summer. It's a private Woodstock to remember. Come, join the circle as Hippie Drum relives its magical dance and rhythm.
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A surprisingly well written novel about one hippie boy's quest for love while living on a farm with a bunch of colorful, like minded individuals. Told with eloquence and warmth, DL struggles with finding new love as he tries to recover from a broken heart. All the while he is working as a newspaper photographer and hanging with his friends at Ranchos Huevos. A sweet, nostalgic tale about growing up and finding spirituality while living in troubled times. Hippies or any peace loving dude or dudette should read this. And what is even better