In conversations with people at work who
have lived only here in the midwest, I've
been reminded daily, as to how lucky I was
to have lived on the west coast during my
Once I saw the first issue of Zap Comix
I was hooked. But I also read the
San Francisco Oracle, a paper printed
with interesting articles by people like
Gary Snyder, poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
and many others. Food and clothes
give-aways, where the free concerts
were going to be held, environment
issues, etc, etc.
Thinking, outside the box and
alternatively certainly started
during that time.
Seems like creativity too was
rampant, unlike now, unless
you know where to look.