After Paris, Freedom: Part 16 of My Very Long Youth – 1982 and 1983 by Lawrence Bohme

Book 16, the last episode of Lawrence’s youthful adventures, 1982-1983. After starting off on the wrong foot in a hilltown of Provence, Lawrence finds a measure of success in Paris as a translator and postcard designer. He encounters his old friends from the student days 20 years earlier, some of them suffering from “post-1968” trauma – Yves, the once hopeful avant-garde novelist from up near Belleville, forced to peddle Indian folk art to make ends meet, Philip his upper-class British classmate at the Sorbonne who later went on to Oxford but, instead of becoming a diplomat and leading the “opulent” life, ended up as a long-haired dreamer, drifting between Ireland and the Middle East, and a series of amorous conquests and defeats, and Emil Cadoo the New York Negro photographer famous for his double-exposed male nudes, who seems to have seen better days. Lawrence avidly explores his favourite corners of Paris with a more discerning eye, and a new awareness of historical perspective. However, his ambiguous relationship with Eliane, the Parisian woman he met in Provence, forces him to see the even more ambiguous relationship with his mother in a new light. Once more, his father – a seasoned adventurer in his own right whose influence was at the heart of Lawrence’s own quest for raw experience, comes to the rescue, with forceful advice which Lawrence, like the prodigal son, painfully follows.
This final part of My Very Long Youth is a work in progress and should be complete by the end of 2016.

AN OVERVIEW… Lawrence Bohme’s whimsically told but scrupulously truthful story of his first 41 years – “not a word of it is invented except some of the names”, he swears – is entitled “My Very Long Youth” because “due to forces beyond my control I only started growing up, or calming down, after that age”. His erratic wanderings throughout the Western World in the four decades following the war in the midst of which Lawrence was born have been enough “without wasting a single word” to fill 16 books whose titles reflect the scope of his wanderlust. They are as follows: Book 1 – A London War Child Crosses the Ocean; Book 2 – Fierce Land of Aztecs, Sweet Isle of Jamaica: Book 3 – Coming of Age in Greenwich Village; Book 4 – Student from America in Franco’s Spain; Book 5 – Torn Between the Sorbonne and Paris; Book 6 – On the Loose from New Orleans to Sicily; Book 7 – School Teacher in Queens, Logger in California; Book 8 – A Poet’s Pilgrimage to Rio de Janeiro; Book 9 – Shack in the Favela, Beach in Bahia; Book 10 – Two Foolish Years, and a Fresh Start; Book 11 – White and Alone in “Baby Doc’s” Haiti; Book 12 – Hellish Country, Heavenly Island; Book 13 – North to Brac, East to Sint Maarten and Saint Barth; Book 14 – The Card Man in Manhattan; Book 15 – Au Revoir, Provence, and this final one in the series, Book 16 – After Paris, Freedom.

Author: Lawrence Bohme

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Voluntary Peasants, Inside the Ultimate American Commune—THE FARM: Part 5—Utopia Myopia, The Climax by Melvyn Stiriss

Beyond sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll—beyond hippies. Humorist/Journalist Melvyn Stiriss sheds new light on the sixties when, as a UPI reporter, he followed the story of the times over the edge to live the story himself.

Stiriss—“I co-founded and lived thirteen years in America’s biggest commune not undercover but as a full-fledged member of the hippie collective, living the dream, “saving the world.” The idea of writing about the experience came after, when I realized the importance of reporting behind-the-scenes, everyday observations of one of the most-intriguing social experiments to come out of that heady era.”
In this, the final part of the story of The Farm, Group Think takes its toll and the community goes through drastic changes.
Enter what may seem another world. Entertaining, informative, true stories of America’s biggest commune—The Farm—a remarkable bold attempt to “get out of the box” and create a better way of life—Earth-friendly, people-friendly, eclectic, agrarian, vegan community and pioneering cannabis church—a commune awarded the Swedish Right Livelihood Award—“For caring, sharing and acting with and on behalf of those in need at home and abroad.” An example of The Farm’s humanitarian outreach, the author worked with Mayans and a crew from the community in remote villages after a devastating earthquake in Guatemala—building rural schools, clinics, houses and a clinic for Mother Teresa.
“Imagine all the people living life in peace.”—John Lennon
That was us! We had it going. Cool, fun, weaving of journalism, pathos and humor transports the reader on an entertaining, mind-expanding, psychedelic odyssey.
Over the collective’s 13 years, 5,000 people lived and worked together as “voluntary peasants” sharing labor, life and friendship—a path with heart—working without pay—to create a globally-affordable, sustainable safe, sane, eclectic, agrarian, egalitarian, meaningful, fun lifestyle. The Farm was a grassroots, 24/7 peace demonstration.
Pooling resources, working together, we built our own town—complete with farming, construction, motor pool, soy dairy, clinic, lab, doctors, midwives, bakery, cottage industries, FM radio station, solar-heated school, a dozen satellite communities and humanitarian outreach projects around the world. At peak—1,450 people enjoyed Zero Unemployment, Universal Healthcare, and all necessities on $100/person a month!”
This includes the author’s deeply personal spiritual student-teacher relationship with Stephen Gaskin; personal “yogas” placed on him, “spiritual missions” to perform and what that all led too. We also examine damaging effects of group think.
The whole, remarkable 5-part story, Voluntary Peasants Labor of Love, will be available in print and Ebook Spring, 2016

Author: Melvyn Stiriss

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

solor system: Picture book of the planets with information on all the planets in our solar system by robert doty

Picture book of the planets with information on all the planets. Great book for kids learning about the planets. Or adults into astronomy.

Author: robert doty

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Living my FantaSea: A Special Journey Around The World With a Catamaran, Travel Memoir by Dr. Amos Raviv

Two people with one vision – the unique travel diary of one couple who made their dream a reality.After many years of multi-faceted, productive careers and successfully raising their family and children, Amos and Anat Raviv made the momentous decision to change their lives and realize their greatest dream – to sail around the world.They rented out their home, transferred their entire lives to a small catamaran boat, and left all else behind to embark on a wondrous, one-off journey to countries and continents.Together they observed, learned, experienced, reached new heights and achieved what so many of us aspire to – complete freedom with no time restraints, where everything is possible.Living My FantaSea is an extraordinary, behind the scenes look at a rare journey through the eyes of the intrepid travelers themselves: meet the wonderful people they saw on the way, the new and different cultures they were privileged to encounter, and share in the exhilarating action and events that the average person never experiences in everyday life.Join us for the journey of a lifetime!

Author: Dr. Amos Raviv

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Baby Zeke: The diary of a chicken jockey (an unofficial Minecraft autobiography) (Baby Zeke: The Diary of a Jockey Book 1) by Dr. Block

Zeke was spawned as a baby zombie, and everyone made fun of him.

He had no idea why he was so little when all of the other zombies he met were so big. It did not seem fair to him.

But after meeting his mentor, Zeb, he learns that he has special powers that will help him survive in the crazy, amazing world of Minecraft.

When he later meets a chicken named Harold, his life seems to have taken a turn for the positive.

But, a nighttime raid on a village begins the process that will turn his world upside down….

Baby Zeke: The diary of a chicken jockeyBaby Zeke the Chicken Jockey series and is a must read for gaming fans everywhere!

Author: Dr. Block

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

After Paris, Freedom: Part 16 of My Very Long Youth – 1982 and 1983 by Lawrence Bohme

Book 16, the last episode of Lawrence’s youthful adventures, 1982-1983. After starting off on the wrong foot in a hilltown of Provence, Lawrence finds a measure of success in Paris as a translator and postcard designer. He encounters his old friends from the student days 20 years earlier, some of them suffering from “post-1968” trauma – Yves, the once hopeful avant-garde novelist from up near Belleville, forced to peddle Indian folk art to make ends meet, Philip his upper-class British classmate at the Sorbonne who later went on to Oxford but, instead of becoming a diplomat and leading the “opulent” life, ended up as a long-haired dreamer, drifting between Ireland and the Middle East, and a series of amorous conquests and defeats, and Emil Cadoo the New York Negro photographer famous for his double-exposed male nudes, who seems to have seen better days. Lawrence avidly explores his favourite corners of Paris with a more discerning eye, and a new awareness of historical perspective. However, his ambiguous relationship with Eliane, the Parisian woman he met in Provence, forces him to see the even more ambiguous relationship with his mother in a new light. Once more, his father – a seasoned adventurer in his own right whose influence was at the heart of Lawrence’s own quest for raw experience, comes to the rescue, with forceful advice which Lawrence, like the prodigal son, painfully follows.
This final part of My Very Long Youth is a work in progress and should be complete by the end of 2016.

AN OVERVIEW… Lawrence Bohme’s whimsically told but scrupulously truthful story of his first 41 years – “not a word of it is invented except some of the names”, he swears – is entitled “My Very Long Youth” because “due to forces beyond my control I only started growing up, or calming down, after that age”. His erratic wanderings throughout the Western World in the four decades following the war in the midst of which Lawrence was born have been enough “without wasting a single word” to fill 16 books whose titles reflect the scope of his wanderlust. They are as follows: Book 1 – A London War Child Crosses the Ocean; Book 2 – Fierce Land of Aztecs, Sweet Isle of Jamaica: Book 3 – Coming of Age in Greenwich Village; Book 4 – Student from America in Franco’s Spain; Book 5 – Torn Between the Sorbonne and Paris; Book 6 – On the Loose from New Orleans to Sicily; Book 7 – School Teacher in Queens, Logger in California; Book 8 – A Poet’s Pilgrimage to Rio de Janeiro; Book 9 – Shack in the Favela, Beach in Bahia; Book 10 – Two Foolish Years, and a Fresh Start; Book 11 – White and Alone in “Baby Doc’s” Haiti; Book 12 – Hellish Country, Heavenly Island; Book 13 – North to Brac, East to Sint Maarten and Saint Barth; Book 14 – The Card Man in Manhattan; Book 15 – Au Revoir, Provence, and this final one in the series, Book 16 – After Paris, Freedom.

Author: Lawrence Bohme

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Voluntary Peasants, Inside the Ultimate American Commune—THE FARM: Part 5—Utopia Myopia, The Climax by Melvyn Stiriss

Beyond sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll—beyond hippies. Humorist/Journalist Melvyn Stiriss sheds new light on the sixties when, as a UPI reporter, he followed the story of the times over the edge to live the story himself.

Stiriss—“I co-founded and lived thirteen years in America’s biggest commune not undercover but as a full-fledged member of the hippie collective, living the dream, “saving the world.” The idea of writing about the experience came after, when I realized the importance of reporting behind-the-scenes, everyday observations of one of the most-intriguing social experiments to come out of that heady era.”
In this, the final part of the story of The Farm, Group Think takes its toll and the community goes through drastic changes.
Enter what may seem another world. Entertaining, informative, true stories of America’s biggest commune—The Farm—a remarkable bold attempt to “get out of the box” and create a better way of life—Earth-friendly, people-friendly, eclectic, agrarian, vegan community and pioneering cannabis church—a commune awarded the Swedish Right Livelihood Award—“For caring, sharing and acting with and on behalf of those in need at home and abroad.” An example of The Farm’s humanitarian outreach, the author worked with Mayans and a crew from the community in remote villages after a devastating earthquake in Guatemala—building rural schools, clinics, houses and a clinic for Mother Teresa.
“Imagine all the people living life in peace.”—John Lennon
That was us! We had it going. Cool, fun, weaving of journalism, pathos and humor transports the reader on an entertaining, mind-expanding, psychedelic odyssey.
Over the collective’s 13 years, 5,000 people lived and worked together as “voluntary peasants” sharing labor, life and friendship—a path with heart—working without pay—to create a globally-affordable, sustainable safe, sane, eclectic, agrarian, egalitarian, meaningful, fun lifestyle. The Farm was a grassroots, 24/7 peace demonstration.
Pooling resources, working together, we built our own town—complete with farming, construction, motor pool, soy dairy, clinic, lab, doctors, midwives, bakery, cottage industries, FM radio station, solar-heated school, a dozen satellite communities and humanitarian outreach projects around the world. At peak—1,450 people enjoyed Zero Unemployment, Universal Healthcare, and all necessities on $100/person a month!”
This includes the author’s deeply personal spiritual student-teacher relationship with Stephen Gaskin; personal “yogas” placed on him, “spiritual missions” to perform and what that all led too. We also examine damaging effects of group think.
The whole, remarkable 5-part story, Voluntary Peasants Labor of Love, will be available in print and Ebook Spring, 2016

Author: Melvyn Stiriss

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

solor system: Picture book of the planets with information on all the planets in our solar system by robert doty

Picture book of the planets with information on all the planets. Great book for kids learning about the planets. Or adults into astronomy.

Author: robert doty

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews