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Mike Mathers

Mike Mathers is an artist and a businessman who built his own home and lives in it.

— From November 1976
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Natural Birth: From Whiskey To Lamaze

It wasn’t long ago when all births were “natural” home deliveries. The birth of a baby was a common family affair attended by husbands and midwives for the most part. It was the exception when a doctor was present.

April 1976
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Frown Strong/A Conversation With Merlin

Book Review

The book demands our perfection. It offers no defense of our present behavior and seems to say that survival is indeed possible without all this aggressive earthly grossness.

March 1976
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Doing It

If you are building your own home and you’ve decided to dig a well for your water supply, I have a bit of advice for you: Get a dowser.

March 1976
The Sun Interview

Thoughts On Community

An Interview With Stephen Gaskin

I remember my visit last November to The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee. This is the Stephen Gaskin commune. Until three years ago, Stephen, a former college teacher, was mostly known for the weekly sermons he gave in San Francisco, known as “Monday Night Class.” He spoke the language of many young people who have turned away from the soft, delightful comforts of their fathers, in their search for a different lifestyle, and attracted a large following.
Some of them moved east with him, to The Farm, located about 50 miles south of Nashville. More than 700 men, women, and children live there now.

April 1975
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