Youth Struck

Youth Struck

How the March 15 student protest changed my view on marches

(April 18, 2019) I don't consider myself an activist. I am way too hypocritical for that. I don't often participate in direct actions. I don't like the earnestness, the black-and-white rhetoric, the...

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10 Rules for Living in a Yurt

(October 11, 2018) When my husband and I arrived in Humboldt a year ago, like many newcomers, we struggled to find a place. We spent weeks in $100-a-night slum-o motels while looking for...

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You're Doing Good

(July 19, 2018) Dear readers, As of Wednesday, I'll no longer claim the job title "journalist." It's not a title I ever thought I'd carry, but my team at the Journal thought I...

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A Mother Gets Through Graduation Season

(June 14, 2018) As June approached, I opened my mailbox to an assorted collection of high school graduation announcements. Just as it once seemed that everyone I knew was birthing children, it now...

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Reflections on Black Bear

Fifty years later, a new book captures life on the commune

(May 31, 2018) I never would have written a book like this 50 years ago when we first started the Black Bear commune. We knew we had to keep secrets then. People...

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A Country to Call Home

(May 28, 2018) It’s 8 a.m. in Ioannina, (pronounced Ee-Yah-neena) a college town of about 100,000 people that dates back to the 6th century in the Epirus region of Northwestern Greece. The town...

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Excerpt: 'The Recipe for Chimichangas, or How I saved the Commune'

(May 23, 2018) I promised more about the commune. First thing to understand: As a crowd of people intent on building a utopian community in the wilderness, we didn’t bring much baggage....

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