Hippie New Year 2013

Hippie New Year, 2013!

Happy New Year from your local Hippies!  If 2012 was good to you, we wish you even better in 2013.  If 2012 was a disappointment, with any luck at all, 2013 will be the year you shine!

Barbara and Jeff were born right after the war in the late 1940s and are charter members in good standing of The Baby Boomers. … [Read more]

Transient America

ridingrails

In my imminently approaching old age, I’m running out of ways to make my friends and family feel shocked, scared, confused and concerned for my mental state. 18 years of juvenile delinquency, flunking out of high school, burning through 30 jobs in fewer than 10 years, taking the “couch tour” off and on, … [Read more]

Careful What You Wish For

Friends Playing on the Beach

No discussion about economic inequality would be complete without an uneducated, unemployed outlier’s two cents, would it?

I’m down with the Occupy movement, its message and its method. I’ve stopped by McPherson Square, taken in the sites and smells, chatted with some Occupiers, and had a cool time. The place had a warm, inviting vibe that got me thinking about pitching a tent so that I wouldn’t have to pay rent or attention to personal hygiene ever again.… [Read more]