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Posts published by “Paul Modic”

At the Doctor’s Office

My friend drove me up to the doctor in Eureka in the pickup I lent him while his car was being repaired. I had been…

The Last Days of the Redwood Record

I was hanging around The Redwood Record in Garberville, California toward the end in 1995 and that place was a zoo: stoners, neurotics, alcoholics, and…

Woodrose Scenes

The iconic Woodrose Cafe in Garberville, California started in 1977 and was our unofficial community center for forty years, a local institution which is still…

Stuff

My mother got out of brain surgery and after a couple weeks in rehab she went home. One sister traveled five hundred miles north to…

The Good, The Bad & The Horrific

Marijuana was the surprise ingredient in the economy of the backwoods in the mid-seventies and made a lot of twenty-something dirty hippies, slackers, and university-educated…

Attention & Other Stories

It's all about attention: we all want it, we all need it, so how we gonna get it? There is a finite amount and social…

The Intruder

I opened my door and saw a huddled form working on a project in my back yard. He was shaving a rock and had dragged…

We’re Going Down

See all the old-time hippies limping around town, getting old, and dying. Remember when we were lean, motivated, and vibrant, fresh-faced young people? What happened?…

July Fourth Adventure

After a sleepless night in pain, seriously not one moment of sleep, I packed a small overnight bag and hauled my sorry ass up to…

Privilege

I never thought about privilege, white, male, or class, when I was a kid although, sure, we were told about the starving people in Africa,…

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