Joshua Safran was “raised by lesbian witches in the Haight-Ashbury commune.” By the age of ten, he had hitchhiked thousands of miles with his “Wiccan Welfare” mother, Claudia and alcoholic, abusive stepfather, Leopoldo, where they lived in communes, vans, buses, an ice cream truck and a lean-to stump in the forest. They sought an “elusive […]Read more "“Free Spirit” an interview with Joshua Safran"
Last week I harvested some of my grapes and decided to make jelly. My aunt and uncle were visiting, so I brought the grapes and supplies with me when I went to my parents’ house. 10 pounds of sweet Concord grapes. Seeing that it would take me hours to pluck them off the stems, my […]Read more "Musing Over Jam"
I tend to get so immersed in politics and current events that I eventually need to take breaks. After I worked on a campaign in 2006, I didn’t watch MSNBC for six months. Then Obama and Clinton entered the primaries and I couldn’t stay away. I put the TV in our bedroom so I could […]Read more "Half the Sky"