The story begins with an episode that occurred in 1974. We make a sudden move from Davis to San Anselmo to live with our God Family. Just two months later we move back to Davis with no place to live. My brother and sisters are dropped off at their friend’s houses. I end up in the garage of one of my mother’s ex-lover’s. It’s from this dreary location that I recall our truly strange transition.
Led by my mother, the Martha Stewart of hippies, we transform from a conservative, mid-western, Catholic family into a clan of liberal, psychedelic-bus-tripping, pot-smoking, nature-loving, California free spirits.