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Friday, May 13, 2005

It's back?
Sheila Lennon linked to Robot Wisdom last night, saying it was 'still fine'. Surprise to me, since far as I knew, this 'blog', recognized by many as the first blog ever, had been down since late 2003. I looked at it a couple weeks ago and decided nothing has changed. But the blog archive shows postings in January, February and April of this year. Right now there's a long list of new postings.
Nice to know Jorn Barger hasn't gone away totally....

...and fascinating to see, according to his bio page, that Barger spent several years at The Farm, in Summertown TN, back in the late 70's-early -'80s and has put together a Web page on the topic and on founder Stephen Gaskin. I still have a couple books about The Farm and Gaskin, including a book of his Monday Night Class talks. The man was inspirational in a very common-sense way. He led his followers from San Francisco to found a communal farm in Tennessee in the '70s, and The Farm is still going strong. On its Web site, a link to the Hippie Museum, with a Kerouac quote: "I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier..."
It's a vision that still lives in some parts of this sad country....and in this happy old girl, quickly approaching 60. And interesting that the Web is where many followers of the vision have ended up.

1 Comments:

  • I'm with you there. Ina Gaskin, Stephen's wife, wrote a book called Spiritual Midwifery that I found invaluable in getting me through childbirth. I'm going to blog this post today. Thanks for doing the link research.

    By Anonymous sheila, at 2:29 PM  

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