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From Protest to Plague and Back Again

Can we ever know the past? Sure, we have research—records, documents, and archaeological sites—but long-ago words and stones leave huge gaps. Sensory memory rushes to fill those gaps, dangling its low-hanging fruit....

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COVID-19 Playground Zero Political Protest

Berkeley in the 1960s: An Unforgettable Character

When I wrote Playground Zero, a coming-of-age novel set in Berkeley during the counterculture movement of the 1960s, I wanted to convey something of the city’s splendor, along with the anarchy of those years....

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1960s Counterculture Berkeley Coming of Age Playground Zero

Out Rage: My Facebook, My Id

The seemingly simple plea appeared on my college class’s Facebook page: “Is this our classmate?”...

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COVID-19 Baby Boomers

Story Circle Network presents: Three authors of coming-of-age stories

Story Circle Network presents a coming-of-age webinar with Sarah Relyea, Shelley Blanton-Stroud, and Elise Schiller....

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1960s Counterculture Author Events Berkeley Coming of Age Playground Zero

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