My old California pal Jim Wolpman has, as promised, posted a very substantial entry on Wikipedia about the Midpeninsula Free University of Palo Alto, a 1960s institution of Higher learning of which I was, for a time, the Department of Creative Writing. The Free University published a thoroughly liberated and altogether wondrous magazine called, inevitably, the Free You. Gurney Norman and I were among the four editors, and the contributors included Ken Kesey, Wendell Berry, Richard Brautigan, James Baker Hall, Robert Stone, and anybody else of consequence we could rope in.

Jim Wolpman's Wikipedia entry incorporates links to the complete Free You file, as well as links to many other relevant materials, and is a genuinely important, definitive, exhaustive--and fascinating--contribution to the cultural history of the Sixties. Just go to Wikipedia and search for Midpeninsula Free University, and you're there.

Other Entries from Ed:

01/25/2012 I Just Hitched in From the Coast
9/24/2011 Eschew Higgledy-Piggledy
08/22/2011 Ode to Bubbleheads
08/19/2011 The Magic Trip
08/16/2011 The Congress of Wonders on DVD - Update!
06/01/2010 The Essentials of Western Civilization
05/31/2010 Free-Wiki-You
04/05/2010 McClanahands!
03/23/2010 My Nervous Breakdown
02/16/2010 Congress of Wonders - The Musical!

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