|May 6, 2000, letter to fellow
Wheeler Ranch alumna Mary Garvin from artist
Sally French. Both were my close friends at the
time I wrote Living On The Earth.
Grigs,, Ive been lost in Alicia's web the past
couple of days..wow what a wonderful writer she
is..new appreciation for Alicia and her
talent..hats off to her! Im going to the mainland
soon and can catch her in Berkeley..just miss
along the coast..I'm going to LA first then drive
coast w/ my friend Heather...
Discovered your wonderful presence on the web
tonight...via a Gallery Bookstore ad in our great
bioregional publication New Settler Interview.
Wonderful re-discovery of your book...blast from
my wonderful past (and still wonderful)!
I notice you will be here in Ukiah on June 22...is
there any remote chance that you could do a gig
the next day at our wonderful new vegetarian
restaurant (Emerald Cafe), before going to
Mendocino for the Gallery event? Do you have a
place to stay the evening of the 22nd? Maybe we
could have a potluck for you at our community
house? Let me know at my address: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There was a natural foods cafe in Fresno (in the
70's) called the Bay Laurel, named after your
book I think. A very dear friend of mine worked
there...gave me a copy of your book. She now
lives in Olympia, WA. I will tell her about your
Bellingham gig. Too bad you didn't schedule
something for Olympia...Lots of folks I know
would love it.
I'm involved with a local currency project here...Ukiah
HOURS. I bet there were SLO HOURS folks at your
event in San Luis Obispo. I imagine you are well
aware of the local currency movement that's
happening around the country. Our web site is: http://www.greenmac.com
Another place you might want to stop in and visit
on your way here would be Real Goods and the
Solar Living Center in Hopland. Neat place.
Looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully
meeting you on the 22nd. And I will definitely be
helping to get the word out here...through my
email list, flyers and through the bookstore I'm
buying (around the corner from Mendocino Books...mine
is used books at present, adding new in the
future...spiritual growth, positive social
change, poetry...calling it Albion Moonlight
Books and Cultural Center...after Kenneth
Your road trip sounds wonderful...
|I felt honored to meet you last
Saturday at Coalesce bookstore. I was
working there and spoke to you briefly about
where you get your confidence from. You
spoke to me of your mom, a bit of your business
background (which she helped to instill while
growing up) and a few other wonderful exchanges.
older "young" musician and enjoyed your
inspiring Art forms. I just wanted to let you
know that it would be a pleasure to put you up
for some time if you
want a place to stay. I played your CD fro my
husband and my 15 yr.old son and we thoroughly
enjoyed it. They said it would be nice to have
you in our
loving comfort zone we call home. We have plenty
of room and I'm typically Cancer in my homemaking
ways. I am a percussionist/artist/ joan of all
trades. I hope you would find your stay here
inspiring as the 5 cats and one beautiful 4-legged
daughter are all part of our loving family. Be
enjoy your tour/journey/vision quest. I'm sure
you've been on many before. Your wisdom shines
through. Peace & Light, Sarah Battalino aka
there is beauty in this gentle flow
each tree, each flower which passes
becomes and is
a part of that tree, or that flower which came
and that which comes after
you appeared now, when i most needed you.
||Whoa! Just went online to check out your
website! It rocks!
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 13:13:51 -0500
From: Tom Diaz <email@example.com>
I have just found Alicia Bay Laurels web site. I have tag
it to our
home. I have pointed arrows in her direction. I have told
Now I read words, her daily chats about old and new
friends along the
path that she has paved. The careful way she walks on
this planet. She
stops and sits and lives each day, meeting the world,
telling the world
about our planet.
Some thing that I did find out recently is how far behind
so far behind in the world of caring for the planet. I
years behind the times. It is as if I live on an island
far from the
Find her web site and read, you will become one being
filled with care.
She lives in the swirl of color. She speaks of early
bohemia. What I
remember of bohemia are the dark black coffee houses
along the beaches
of Huntington, Newport, Tin Can and Seal Beaches.
I have to go to work, see you soon. Speak freely, there
is no cost.
||Hi my beautiful sister....I'm following
you around on this California
leg..drove up from LA..Sant Barb...Atascadero...now Berk..must
to Stockton tonight..but back in time for your gig..Im
to seeing you and cheering in the crowd..you are once
again doing an
incredibly wonderful thing..my love and admiration abound...
we are the same. we are the same. see you soon. xxx sally
||............it has been such a whirl
past several days that i haven't gotten to www.alicia. and now i
those women feel who are hooked on the "soaps"
and feel cheated if they miss
a day!!....only you are the feel good serial!!.............
lots of love and big hugs, susie
New York, Alicia! Now that you have your chic black
wardrobe down pat, you'll notice that the avant-stylish
have taken to wearing colors that would make a Mauian
trailer-parker blush. If there were such a person. By
July the rest of us will be doing it too, and thinking
that people who try to look sophisticated are obviously
from the country. I love the
traveling Website. Now you are virtually omnipresent in
more ways than two. It is so totally convergent of you to
bring earth consciousness IN MOTION to our shared
electronic landscape. Thank you for
the goddess. She is reclining on my desk where she
completely covers up the TV set.
And for all other blessings. Especially the sharing, so
aptly reflected in your inspiring "Reflections"
pages. They inspire by inspiring us all to inspire.
||letter to hippy.com from Starlight
excited was i when i saw skip's interview with alicia!!!!!
my friend's parents bought that book back when she first
released it~ they lived their lives by it. 4 years ago i
came across a pristine copy of it in a used book store.
it has become one of my most prized possesions and
biggest resources for living self sufficiently. thank you
thank you skip for re-introducing it to another
generation. it still holds mountains of knowledge for our
generation and the many to come. =))))))))
reply from hippy.com:
Thanks for your post! I haven't mentioned this before,
but I know Alicia personally from my Maui Daze. She's a
wonderful person, full of good energy and she sings and
plays guitar too! She'll be doing that on her tour. I
might even show up at a few of her book signings! Go to
her site to find out more. But first read my review of
her book (which I also read back in the early 70s). The
review is at http://hippy.com/alicia.htm
I think more than ever we need to spread information
about alternative lifestyles to the overbearing,
addictive rat-race. Earth Day is coming and it is a time
for us to remind ourselves that we are living in a huge
fantastic garden that we must care for or it will die.
I hope that more hippies of my generation will come
forward and share the knowledge they have accumulated
over the decades so we can all learn how to live more