Coffee and Bob Kaufman, Poet of the People

By Kerry Lee When I step through the door and catch that first, redolent wisp, that rich, provocative bouquet that […]

Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck on the Californian Coast

By Kat Clay The moment I saw him I knew he was the man I would marry. A twenty-minute conversation […]

Tao House, Eugene O’Neill’s “Final Harbor”

By Victor A. Walsh As the shuttle bus edges up the last grade of the gated private road, the morning […]

Travel Deals to Satisfy your Wandering Mind: The Bay Area

As I often sit on the San Francisco transportation and allow it to take me to my destination, I find […]

Flower Children of the 60’s & Ken Kesey, Father of LSD and Hippies

by Paul Millward It’s the hills that do it . . . those rolling, undulating hills falling towards the bay […]

Jack London: The American Karl Marx

Called the “Boy Socialist: and the “American Karl Marx,” Jack London succeeded so well as a writer under the capitalistic system that he could afford to build a “palace for his pigs,” to popularize the sport of surfing, and to show off his bridge of artificial teeth to huge crowds. In addition to being one of the highest paid writers of his time, Jack London also ran for Mayor of Oakland twice and was pushed to run for the presidency — all on the Socialist ticket.

Joaquin Miller, The Poet of the Sierras

Called the “Poet of the Sierras” and the “Byron of the Rockies,” Cincinnatus Hiner Miller alias Joaquin Miller was also termed a “poseur” and a “farce” during his careers as a 19th century lawyer, judge, pony express rider, newspaperman, teacher, cook, miner, conservationist and poet.