Max T.E. Lawrence

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Throwback Thursday: Early Climbing Counterculture in the Yosemite Valley

“I want to see mountains again, Gandalf, mountains,” says Bilbo in “The Fellowship of the Ring,” “and then find somewhere…
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Throwback Thursday: Joining the Students for a Democratic Society

Losing Our Way “Having no destination, I am never lost.” This from Ikkyū, the Japanese Zen priest and poet —…
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Throwback Thursday: The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, 1969

The Machine’s Envy Ah yes, I’ve said it before: war is kind. We are a species who love war like…
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Throwback Thursday: Preparing to March on D.C. in 1959

Becoming the Whale They call me an outside agitator. “Call me Ishmael.” I go by many names. But Ishmael I’m…
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Throwback Thursday: Understanding “South Pacific” With a Little Help from LSD

Surfing I turned on the electric Tee-Vee machine late one night last week, lit a doobie the size of a…
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Throwback Thursday: Hearing Bob Dylan at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival

You Can Never Go Home Again That fork in the road, the one you take? It will change you forever. Good…
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Throwback Thursday: The Road Goes Ever On

Wanderlust Get out and experience the adventure life can give you when you drag yourself away from the home-fires. “Roads…
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Throwback Thursday: Pigasus for President

Fame Fame is fleeting. At best, if you obtain it, it’ll leave you alone and you can get on with…
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Throwback Thursday: Four Days of Protest in Chicago in August, 1968

Taking it to the Streets We were midnight fighters. Stuck in the middle of a melee. And what a melee…
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Throwback Thursday: Preparing for the 1968 Democratic National Convention

Riding to the End Get used to losing things. And finding them again. It will happen. You lose freedoms, you…
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