commune http://wamc.org en “Free Spirit: Growing Up On The Road And Off The Grid” By Joshua Safran http://wamc.org/post/free-spirit-growing-road-and-grid-joshua-safran <p>When <a href="http://www.jsafran.com">Joshua Safran </a>was four years old, his mother--determined to protect him from the threats of nuclear war and Ronald Reagan--took to the open road with her young son, leaving the San Francisco countercultural scene behind. Together they embarked on a journey to find a utopia they could call home.</p><p>In&nbsp;<em>Free Spirit: Growing Up On The Road And Off The Grid</em>, Safran tells the harrowing, yet wryly funny story of his childhood chasing this perfect life off the grid--and how they survived the imperfect one they found instead.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75973 at http://wamc.org “Free Spirit: Growing Up On The Road And Off The Grid” By Joshua Safran "Buying the Farm" by Tom Fels http://wamc.org/post/buying-farm-tom-fels <p>Longtime North Bennington resident, museum curator and author Tom Fels is back telling farm stories, specifically about the Montague Farm. His new book is <em>Buying The Farm: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune</em>.</p><p>Fels is following up on the success of his book <em>Farm Friends</em> in which he told the story of the many of personalities of Montague Farm, a commune in western Massachusetts where he spent four years, from 1969 to 1973. His latest offering is a comprehensive history of that same cooperative from its inception to the present day.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53608 at http://wamc.org "Buying the Farm" by Tom Fels