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Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Channel One

I imagine that you associate other people’s desire of you as determining your own worth. This is common for most Homo sapiens, as we were raised to believe that what other people thought was good or bad, desirable or undesirable, loveable or unloveable were the correct criteria for evaluating our own behavior.

By Leaf Diamant April 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Another Appetite

Our concept of New Eden is of a cooperative community of 40 or so families and individuals, living in their private dwellings, who share a love of God and God’s creation, and who are willing to break away from the disintegrating society around us to create a new life.

By Judy Bratten March 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Channel One

Most of us are faced with the dilemma of how we can most enjoy life. We have developed ideas and behaviors that are partially effective, yet, inevitably we all get stuck.

By Leaf Diamant March 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Back Of The Bus

Remembering the travails of being and feeling homeless, I think the bus has every convenience I need. It’s my place. It’s been a long time since I’ve known that comfort.

By Anonymous March 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Fantasy And The Reality

Designing and building your own home can be a vital step in taking control over your life, in taking responsibility for your own actions, in becoming free. It can do this on different levels, in different ways.

By Robert Roskind March 1976
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Fecundity/Nature &/Or

The happy people with big hips and watery lips pulled up by the river and sat down, spent. There trout bubbled at them, trees shaded and grass waved.

By Norm Moser December 1975
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Chapel Hill Journal

The dust of sham recognition settled over the furniture where I should move about. Do I stir it and sneeze, or move so delicately that only molecules will notice me?

By Gayle Garrison June 1975