I guess by now you've heard about my lack of direction. Almost thirty
years ago I began a quest for enlightenment, a journey. Somewhere along
the way I woke up in Mississippi and it seems like everywhere I go here
I am, so I guess I'm going to have to make the best of it. What I'm going
to do here is try to remember how I got here and pass some of it along
to you. For some I may jog old memories. For those of you too young to
remember maybe I can be a little educational. I hope to amuse you at times
and entertain but most of all I want to make you all think because no
matter how far we've come there's still a long way to go. We thought we
were going to change the world and maybe we did a little but it seems we've
lost some ground in recent years. Peace, love and happiness, the dream
is still alive.
People keep asking when the Old Hippie is going to post a picture
of himself. Let me tell you "it ain't gonna happen". What I will do is
tell you that I've been told, many times, that I look like David Crosby
(Crosby, Stills and Nash). So picture David with less hair on top and I
guess that's me.
The Old Hippie has had a cool happening. The Orion Society by their description
is dedicated "To heal the fractured relationship between people and nature
by undertaking educational programs and publications that intergrate
all aspects of the relationship: the physically immediate, the analytical
and scientific, the inspirational and creative". They publish a magazine
called Orion Afield
and in their summer issue there is a profile on communities that work to
preserve the ecology. The Farm in Tennessee is one of them. One of my
photos taken while I was visiting The Farm was published with the article.
The Old Hippie would like to encourage everyone to begin signing their
PEACE!~pass it on~
Who knows maybe we can make peace popular again.
Click on the banner to visit the new PEACE!~pass it on~ web site
and join the cause.
Woodstock Memories - This is a page I'm working
on to commemorate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Woodstock. I'm
looking for interesting stories from people that were there. If you think
you have something unusual send it to me and I will post the best ones.
The Old Hippie has been selected to a part of a school project by
a class in Germany. Anyone wishing to communicate with the students can
contact the teacher Boris Loske at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit his website Boris Loske Home. The students
are very interested in communicating with others. Especially those of
us that were there during the hippie movement of the sixties. They have
drawn a picture of their impression of me based on this web site. To see
the picture that they drew Click Here
Some things make you proud. Some things make you humble. Occasionally
there will be something that can do both at the same time. This became
one one of those things when I first saw the
web page from this project. It's been one of those experiences I will
never forget and actually putting faces with the names has meant a lot.
Seeing the smiles on those faces while we spent our time in the chat room
is priceless. I thank all of them for allowing me to participate in this
I know they have been working on the web page and it is sometimes
down so if you can't get to it from the link above
and you will see a page I put together with pictures and some of the
writing from the web page.
FunnyLady This is my friend Barbara
from back home in Louisiana. Check out her Holocaust page.
Haight Ashbury Free Press
Too much stuff for me to explain here. Go check it out. You'll be glad
you did. This link is dead. I plan to do a search and try to find a new one. San Francisco Heart Relive
the Summer of Love. The Old Hippie's
Page Another old hippie not this one. Must see!! Excellent links.
If you've ever wondered if you're a hippie take the quiz and you'll know.
Tye Dye Dave's Hippie Gift Shop
Some of you have asked where to find Hippie stuff. Well this is the place.
Cool Hippie links too. The Grateful Dead Ultimate
hippie band. Hippy Land Best Hippie site I've
Homepage This is not a typical hippie page but I had to post it because
it is such an incredible story of survival. David leads you through years
of addiction and severe physical injuries. GROOVY
GRAPHICS If you need any hippie graphics for your site check out this
one. Annette's free graphics page. Robert Altman's
Photo Gallery Not exactly a hippie link but it's the best photo archive
of the sixties that I've ever seen. The Farm A commune established
in 1971 and is still functioning today. The Rainbow Family
People who believe in Peace and Love and are dedicated to carrying on the
beliefs of the Native Americans and Old Hippies too. As they say a hippie
by any other name . . . . Other
Hippie Links More Hippie Links that I've found.