James Conaway is a former Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University and the author of thirteen books, including Napa at Last Light and the New York Times bestseller, Napa: The Story of an American Eden. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper's, The New Republic, Gourmet, Smithsonian, and National Geographic Traveler. He is working on a memoir about the freelancing life.
That I have no idea who Barbara Walters is doesn’t matter nearly as much as the fact that this is the Times.
The official publication day came and went. I felt weirdly out of it, waiting for something I had anticipated for half my life and worked toward unremittingly.
No one works in Rajneeshpuram. They “worship.” Worship includes grading roads, plowing fields, pursuing the many lawsuits brought by Bhagwan in Oregon.
An institution entering the last of its salad days while still running on the fumes of its preening self-importance.