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Post Midlife Musings on the Purpose of the Past

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”   -Henry Ford   Hard to argue with, isn’t it? I think so, so I stopped trying. But not after decades of doing what I had always done, which was work for other people, at the place of their choosing, when

“Bringing It All Back Home”

I worked for many years in the building deconstruction and material reuse business, taking apart structures and re-purposing the components. I had the opportunity to write a feature article on the subject for the Boulder Green Building Journal, so I took it. Click here to view the PDF file

Natural Home “Eco-Expert”

I always loved this publication. It had a Southwest tone to it. It was nicely produced. I was happy when a friend of mine who worked there asked me if I'd respond to a question in their "Eco-Experts" section where readers pose questions and invited "experts" respond. It was a relatively easy question that I

By |November 11th, 2015|Tags: , , |

And So It Begins

It’s 1960, and I am born. No experience. Call me Stupit. I’ve worked all my life for other people. It’s 2015, and I have nothing to show for it. Except for my kids, which have nothing to do with working for other people – being a cog in someone else’s machine. The one thing I

By |October 29th, 2015|Tags: , |

Slow Creeping Demons and a Sleepless Night

A recent news program concerning the growing use of steroids among teenagers sent me to bed with a disturbing image stuck in my mind, and judging from the manner in which I later found myself entangled with my blankets, I would guess that my dreams that night had been rather disturbing as well. The image

By |February 20th, 1990|Tags: , , |

The Crazy Shepherd Years

First Issue | The Crazy Shepherd The original Crazy Shepherd editors: Karen Gerrity, Petr Kotz, Jim McCarter, Bill Lueders and myself (seated). "Holy the lone juggernaut! Holy the vast lamb of the middle class! Holy the crazy shepherds of rebellion..."  Allen Ginsberg, "Footnote to Howl" (1955) In May of 1982 the first issue of The Crazy

Ouch! H-o-i-p-e-e-s!

    The Crazy Shepherd Years | 1982     Click here to view the PDF file.

Posse Comitatus: Armed for woodland stand.

    The Crazy Shepherd Years | 1982     Click here to read the PDF file.

Soul Story: There and back again

The Crazy Shepherd Years | 1982   Click here to view the PDF file.    


The Crazy Shepherd Years | 1984     Click here to view the PDF file.