Musings from Long Ago–Hippies and Freaks

I never fully embraced the hippie life. I had more essential things to do with my life–protesting the war and trying to get an education post Vietnam. The nuance, if any, between freaks and hippies escapes me now. Which countercultural group did I identify with more? Hmm, can’t say that the issue presented itself forthrightly, as a […]

Sleeping Together But Alone

They slept together but alone. The marriage was over in fact but not in name. Legalities awaited. Six months living apart required for the no fault divorce. No cohabitation the law spelled out. But he, a student, and she a nurse’s aide,  could scarcely afford the minimal costs of the divorce itself, let alone separate […]