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Tales of a Former California Beach Bum

Back when i was 17 i was living in NYC and was a part of the radical counterculture of the day with the Yippies and the White Panthers and living and working in the collective known as Underground Press Syndicate ,a hub for the underground press in America. Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin the Yippie […]

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A Summing Up

When i was a kid in High School I would sit and daydream and stare out the window and then one day i wondered what would happen if i just got up and walked out and so i did literally and never came back. I explained to my evaporated parents that i had a yearning […]

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Road Trips

Road Trips The best road trips are on the West Coast of America where i live and East to Arizona and New Mexico . I have travelled these roads many times over 45 years starting when i was 15,16 and i never tire of it. The first time was in 1970 when i hitchhiked from […]

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Two Weeks In my Life

I had just come back from an epic 4 month journey to Spain,Montreal and Israel when the world changed.The worst fire in California history ravaged the county and after a wonderful week of hanging out in San Francisco and Marin County along the coast and the redwoods disaster hit and so with nary a glance […]

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From the Huckleberry Years 1975 For my 22’nd birthday

i slept outside on Mt Tamalpais in Marin County overlooking Stinson Beach in California . 2 months after this poem was written i hitchhiked out of town all the way to the Canadian border that being the last time i ever hitchhiked again and at the border i cut my hair for the first time […]

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From the Huckleberry Years..Wisdom from a Young Man Part 2

The morning found us waking very slowly,gradually experiencing the play of the light shine as it creeped over the cliffs ,soaking up the retreating darkness that was so thick the night before..We heard sparrows an days greet the day vibrantly and we sat listening to the roar of the ocean. The air smelled salt sea […]

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THE HUCKLEBERRY YEARS PART ONE….wisdom of a young man

In 1974 when i was living in Stinson Beach,California i hiked out to the Point Reyes Wilderness area and camped out for 5 days. There i lived like Robinson Crusoe on the beach not seeing anyone alone with my thoughts and i wrote. I wrote a 20 page story of my time there in the […]

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Weather Report

wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world waking up slowly shower washing away the dust of the road  and 30 pushups as i get back to my workout practice after a month on the road driving 6,000 miles. There is a big smile within as i think about that […]

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