A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend in Los Angeles who had recently retired after a lifetime of working in the music industry. Before my visit I had spotted her in a documentary film about an iconic recording session in the 1980s with some of the top names in the business.
When I read these gloating musings, I bristle. These parents were probably raised in suburbia, I think, sneering to myself a tiny bit. I'm contemptuous of these contemptuous parents with their Rockwell-esque reveries.
I lived through the sixties. By the hour. By the minute. By the second. I was not distracted by devices -- only of my own making. The music of the moment informed us. Educated us. Moved us. Bonded us. It was our universal language.
The real crimes of the last 40 years didn't fit into the box that Woodward and Bernstein and the Watergate scandal helped to create. In the end, the real exceptionalism of Richard Nixon was merely that he was dumb enough to get caught. The rest of them all got away with it.
In this video, Shelter editor Lloyd Kahn shows us a rare first issue of the Whole Earth Catalog, takes us for a tour of his homestead and gives us a sneak peek of his upcoming book Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter.
Day 2. Tim comes in to spring a surprise on them; they will be required to create a second Seventies-inspired look with a budget of $50. "I guess it's not so little," says Anya, who created her first look with a budget of $11.50.
The rise of incivility in our time displays behavior that cannot be eradicated. At best it is controlled. Sane, civil people have always been the gatekeepers of mature behavior and the teachers of morality.