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Living Northern California




A restless Ohio academic moves to Northern California for two remarkable decades, finding success and heartbreak from Big Sur to Mendocino. Time well spent along the way with pathfinders who would transform American culture through politics, philosophy, education and the arts, including Gregory Bateson, Jerry Brown, Daniel Ellsberg, Le Ly Hayslip, Kay Boyle, Sally Gearhart, Kenneth Burke, Heinz von Foerster, Terence Hallinan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Brian Willson and Denis Johnson, as well as a visionary crew of techno wizards gathered at Menlo Park’s iconic Dutch Goose pub where they hatch the personal computer revolution.

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