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Another Look: World Without Pain: The Story of a Search

In the 1970s, after the Altamont Rock Festival, the Manson Family cult murders, and the fiasco of the Vietnam War many young people, disillusioned by the hippy movement, began to leave their homelands and travel to the far places of … Continue reading

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The Cold

The main life event I am experiencing right now is the excruciating cold here in Yakima, Washington.  As I write this at the desk in my bedroom, the window is frozen shut and icicles hang along the inside of the … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Long, Strange Trip

For this reflective look back upon my life I find myself in sun-baked Brooklyn, New York.  I didn’t plan to be in New York at this time.  I had just moved from San Diego, California to Yakima, Washington when I … Continue reading

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World Without Pain: The Story of a Search by John Walters – Now Available!

    My new memoir, “World Without Pain: The Story of a Search” has just been published and is now available at Amazon, Smashwords, and other outlets.  Here is the description from the back cover:  “In the 1970s, after the … Continue reading

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Greece: A Memoir; Part 2: First Contact

(This is an excerpt of a memoir-in-progress of my life in Greece.) I first entered Greece in the summer of 1976.  It was the culmination of a grand hitchhiking arc I had made through Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, and Yugoslavia.  … Continue reading

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