Reporting and opinion writing from the Philadelphia Inquirer, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and other points in my career.
Monday, August 27, 1984
I'd known for years about The Farm, the band of San Francisco hippies who traveled cross-country by converted school bus until deciding to settle in rural Tennessee. I was thrilled to get the chance to visit them and see how well they had kept to their ideals. They represented a strain of American communalism that is now, alas, all but dead.