|My one son, Kehl. He was the focal point of my last year at Tahoe. The waters weren't all that smooth with his mom but the baby was a wonderful piece of work. Since I was the early riser in the marriage, I aquired the morning baby chores. He would be awake in his crib and apparently waiting for me with a baby boy smile and the normal baby boy surprises. I straped him in his stroller and we'd take off to the store or just tool around the neighborhood.
Well, in those days Tahoe transitioned from peaceful mountain existance into an extension of the cities that were close enough to consider the lake to be the main recreation spot. Without any scientific analysis I think I can conclude that the city people and the mountain people were a bit different. So we decided that the Tahoe era was coming to an end and she sent me out to seek our new home location with an emphasis on Ashland, Oregon, due to her Shakspearean training and interest. Ashland being built around Shakspeare and we figured it would serve me well, too, because of the artsy tourism. One evening I called home from there with a progress report, or lack thereof, just to be told that I should stay gone. That's what I did.
Anyway, the turmoil of losing that marriage sent me tooling around northern California for a year. I didn't do much art that year but I did some writing. If you check out my poetry page you'll find some work from that era. I had lost my son temporarily and that contributed to my suffering that artists are supposed to do.
A stop in that year was brother Mike's place in Bolinas, CA. Right on the ocean. The agate beach and the evidence of hippy culture that lived amongst the windblown junipers. It's like a comunity was camping there, some hippy bliss, and had to leave in such a hurry that they left all their stuff. It had clearly been there since hippydom passed on a decade earlier.
Traveled around California, a lost man temporarily. Stayed with my brother Mike his wife and daughter for a while in Bolinas on the coast
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After that I stayed with my other brother, William, in Petaluma. a6t the time he lived with a great lady on a country lot. Some good poetry happened there. With Kehl for another era, in Petalumaacademic therapy, end of the 70's