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Inside Out: The War of Art, Laguna Style

Inside Out: The War of Art, Laguna Style

  Sex sells. Aggression sells art. Maybe. Freud believed that creativity is libido and aggression sublimated. This Victorian father of psychology dared to propose that when humankind has a conscious relationship to instinctual drives, societies realize higher collective strivings toward art, love, and civilized life. This has been my experience at the annual Laguna Beach […]

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Is Laguna Bike Friendly?

Is Laguna Bike Friendly?

Editor:   While teaching for UC Davis, I’ve enjoyed walking the streets of that quaint university town. I like Davis; the energy of the young reaching for knowledge, the weekly family picnic at the farmers’ market adorned with colorful veggies from local fields, the train whistling into the station, and myriad shops that display a […]

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Eco-Philosopher Joanna Macy Inspires People to Embrace ‘Work That Reconnects’

Eco-Philosopher Joanna Macy Inspires People to Embrace ‘Work That Reconnects’

By Michele McCormick, Special to the Independent Well meaning environmentalists may push rhetoric devoid of action when they urge us to “create sustainable futures for our children.” Sounds good. But what does it mean? Such heady talk from academics meant to turn us green often leaves me with the blues. However, I ditched my lethargy […]

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Guest Column

Guest Column

Temporary Shelter: A Home on Wheels    Each time I’ve attempted to own a home, I’ve lost it by a natural disaster or relational tsunami. Cases in point, our family home in Texas, the early death of my father and subsequent fire; condo in California, the end of a relationship; and the adobe in Taos, […]