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A business illiterate, I don’t know an invoice from a purchase order or the difference between “shipped” and “delivered”. But I DO know the culture of Synanon. And I feel an innate gift for politics. Instinctively, I seem to grasp when to speak up and when to shut up, when to kiss ass and when to kick ass.
Ted Dibble never liked the term Celebration of Life…So that is not happening. Anna Dibble will be hosting a memorial service for Ted. Here are the deets: If you would like to be added to an email list for final details. It will be held: Sunday, September 4th at 2 pm in Sausalito Please email Anna […]
Terry Hurst Blanton describes her role in the origin of the Synanon Trip From Terry’s Memoir It’s Been A Real Trip: A Woman’s Personal Journey(Edited by Elena Broslovsky with Terry Hurst Blanton’s permission) Terry Hurst Blanton was involved in the early development of the Synanon Trip. She was one of the first Trip Conductors in […]
Institutional Confinement, Mutual Aid, and Self Realization in Postwar Los Angeles Jordan Mylet University of California, San Diego Abstract: Responses to drug addiction in the twentieth-century United States are typically characterized in one of two ways: medical or criminal. Even more nuanced approaches tend to invoke these binary categories. This conceptualization obscures the fact that […]
We are sorry we showed porn to your niece Written by Zoe Bagger I wrote this on December 22, 2021, so I think the statute of limitations has passed on this. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Jim Law, who, if memory serves, is not likely to press charges anyway. I […]
By Elena Fechheimer-Broslovsky In the early 1970s, members of Synanon were extras in three Hollywood films. The first, THX1138, was a dystopian futuristic story written by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola. It was Lucas’s full-length directorial debut. We were hired because appearing with a bald head created an image problem for many […]
“I often think of walking a labyrinth. We meander our way towards the center where things feel whole. Walking the path is a journey – the center seems close when it’s actually far, and the center seems far when it’s actually close. Step by step we go, finding our way towards home.” Leda Dederich
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