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July 2, 2009

Old Hippies

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 7:45 pm

I am pretty sure that Moab is the secret Mecca for old hippies.  Never in my life have I seen such a concentration.  I mean, hippie clothes, hippie hair (always very long regardless of gender), hippie lifestyle, hippie “I’m-old-with-no-IRA” mindset, hippie alternative health care and spirituality, hippie tree huggers and earth lovers and recyclers (all of which I endorse), and the list goes on and on. Even the city itself feels hippie-ish somehow.  It’s rather amusing.  I pass no judgment on hippies or on hippie-ism.  It’s an observation.  I guess I’m not one because I don’t ride my bicycle or have long flowing locks.


  1. I’ve accomodated by motorizing my bike and trimming my hair every couple of years or so. 🙂 (But I love, love, love patchouli!)

    Comment by Lisamathews — July 3, 2009 @ 9:44 am | Reply

    • You would blend in PERFECTLY with the locals, Lisa. Total camouflage.

      Comment by kath56ryn — July 3, 2009 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  2. L,
    Is this taken as a sprig in your patchouli! julep or perhaps melded into a key patchouli! pie? ;-?

    Comment by D — July 4, 2009 @ 6:28 pm | Reply

  3. there isn’t really any secret to being a hippie… let’s see, you have to listen to the Grateful Dead and Cat Stevens, all your worldly possesions have to fit in a back pack, and not bathing regularily is a prerequesite.

    Comment by john — July 6, 2009 @ 10:34 am | Reply

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