About hobo hippie

Hi I am an old hippie, a "beat" poet and novelist, and digital artist. I was co -editor and publisher of "Alpha Beat Press" alpha beat soup, bouillabaisse and cokefish and cokefishing in alpha beat soup with my late husband Dave Christy. My novel "eeenie meenie minee moe is for sale on amazon books. my other blogs are http://tilliespuncturedromance.wordpress.com about humor and the weird. The blog is named after a Charlie Chaplin movie. http://concretebologna.wordpress.com a blog about world art.

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  1. I was never around in 60s or 70s, but I really envy those who lived through that counter culture, It is like missing something I never had!
    I really like your blog 🙂
    I would be eager to read about your personal experiences of that era, if you lived then.

    lets stay in touch through blogs

    • hey jigdood I like the ring of your name and your blog is most cool! -I am glad you like my posts-and yes i am fully fledged hippie and did survive the 60’s. I would like to keep in touch through our blogs-I do on occasion publish my hippie poems and what I post I have endured! best ana

      • thanks for your kind reply Ana, I have many questions about hippies and the times they were popular, one of them is how did u manage to break the norms in your time? I mean were you rebels and loved peace at the same time 🙂 did hippies have normal jobs? or were they always having fun? I have a lot of questions, I dont know if you would like to answer, but its not easy to find hippies these days 🙂 I really envy you 🙂

      • hi-I just wrote you a long reply and lost it all!
        okay here’s about me-I came here in the 60’s from England where I was a full fledged hippie.I came from upper crusty military parents. I married my high school sweetheart-he was a wealthy right wing banker-we were very different.
        I got a job in n.y. at Columbia University which was the heart of protesting against Vietnam. I HAD 3 babies and cooked them macrobiotic food and got involved in the hippie movement. Despite being total opposites we were married for 24 years. Then I got involved with writing poetry and got published and started my own poetry mag. I had some readings in n.y. my husband wouldn’t go! then I fell in love with a famous poetry editor who wanted to publish my book. He was married with 2 kids. I drove to Toronto where we had a romantic 5 days. we decided to divorce our respective spouses, and moved to a small hippie town in Pa.We drove across the country 3 times and we went to Europe also, I was doing poetry tours.We lived on the edge having poetry parties and gatherings,using tons of drugs, got raided for being subversive. We had a wonderful lifebfor 18 years,when Dave died suddenly of a heart attack-I was devastated. But I carry on writing and he is in my heart always.
        I now live in n.j. and have an Indian boyfriend and a hippie I will always be!
        by the way-our Ex’s married each other shortly after we got married!
        hope you found this interesting
        very best ana

      • Thanks 🙂 it was very interesting. I have one more question, and I d be grateful if you answer it, was there any kind of specific morality that Hippies pursued? or was it kindness and pacifism? I mean was there any theoretical or practical morality that you pursued as a movement?

      • what was your conception of morality? I mean it wasnt religious as far as i know, and it wasnt philosophical, was it merely a friendly approach, or we could say you had a moral theory as hippies?
        thanks for ur answer in advance

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