It was the late 1960s... and Malcolm Terence did what a lot of people did in that time: looked for a different way to live.
He'd been a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and he was ready for a change. Managing a rock band was fun, but also not the answer.
So Malcolm found his way to the Black Bear Ranch, a commune nestled in the mountains by the Oregon-California state line. That's where things got interesting, and Malcolm built himself a life.
He tells the story in his first book, Beginner's Luck: Dispatches From the Klamath Mountains.