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Pumpkin Bread

The counterculture made it in the news today!  Yay!

Author Ken Kesey poses in 1997 with his bus, "Further", a descendant of the vehicle that carried Kesey and the Merry Pranksters on the 1964 trip immortalized in Tom Wolfe's book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Kesey, who died in 2001, is the subject of the new documentary Magic Trip.

Here‘s a link to the Fresh Air interview on NPR.

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This week I read Mary Jezer’s Home Comfort and The Dark Ages.  I came in contact with Jezer when studying WIN‘s special men’s issue in 1974 for my Masters thesis.  With all of the chaos going on the the world, one of the quotes that Jezer included in The Dark Ages really resonated with me:

“The problem is not how to get rid of the enemy, but rather how to get rid of the last victo.  For what is a victo but one who has learned that violence works.  Who will teach him a lesson?” – Niccolo Tucci in Politics Magazine, July 1945

Home Comforts – a collection of perspectives on creating, living in, and leaving the countercultural commune Total Loss Farm in the 60s and 70s.  Enjoy this delicious recipe:

This kind of reminds me of a recipe  for sour cream waffles I found at the Amelia Earhart exhibit at Purdue University.  The recipe I saw was accompanied with an article emphasizing Earhart’s domesticity despite her (masculine) influence in aviation.  They may not be delicious, but I’m too much of a history nerd not to make them.

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