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San Fratricide

The current problem in San Francisco is similar to the problems in a host of other major cities, only on a somewhat smaller scale. Monied interests are capitalizing on real estate as wealthier individuals move into previously middle and lower income neighborhoods, displacing former residents whose sense of place and style of culture are what made those neighborhoods ‘destinations’ to begin with. 1,586 more words

Things That Are Up To You

ATTUNED TO THE PULSING

Back in the late ’70s I attended a weeklong interdisciplinary conference at Fort Warden State Park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, an event that remains a potent influence on my work and thinking. 149 more words

Culture

Shades of utopia

Listen to its inner beat and you’ll find it’s about much more than long hair, marijuana use, or war resistance. Sometimes it’s a basic search for the ecstasy of love, as DL’s bittersweet sojourn delivers. 262 more words

Life

AS A MANTRA, JUST SAY 'DUMA LUMA'

In retrospect, as I said at the time, I see my novel Subway Hitchhikers arising from a desire to explore multiple strands of direct experience and intellectual inquiry in what I hope is a playful, yet artistically rigorous, convergence. 273 more words

Life

BACK TO THAT AUDIENCE

When I was pitching my novels to commercial publishing circles, the response was a universal “unmarketable” verdict.

Several only recently “hot” literary agents replied that they loved the works I was offering but were baffled by what was happening in the book publishing industry and hesitated to take on any new talent. 306 more words

Life

Counterculture!

Then he said to them, You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.

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Luke

Boomer Audit: Jim Morrison Was a Moment in Time, Not an All-Time Legend

The Doors’ 1967 self-titled debut warrants a one-line B- review in Robert Christgau’s long-running Consumer Guide to music, and it ends as follows: “Jim Morrison sounds like an asshole.”  1,025 more words

Music