Mary Jackson

Mary is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and four children. Follow Mary on Twitter @mbjackson77

Character lessons

Children's Books | Four middle-grade novels
by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/15/18, 02:49 pm

A Little Taste of Poison 

R.J. Anderson

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Associated Press

Finding Jesus after the Summer of Love

Lifestyle | 50 years later, some former hippies still follow Christ
by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/19/17, 12:02 am

SAN FRANCISCO—This year marks the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love—a summer that quickly turned into a winter of discontent, rife with drug overdoses, sexually transmitted diseases, and other miseries. The deteriorating Haight-Ashbury scene proved fertile ground for the Jesus Movement, as disillusioned hippies professed faith in Christ. Many, now old, remember those weird and wonderful days.

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After the fires

Lifestyle | Singing songs of praise amid raw reality
by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/07/17, 10:23 pm

SANTA ROSA, Calif.—As newly married and newly saved hippies, my in-laws once lost their few possessions in a flood that submerged the tree house they built and lived in on an Oregon communal property. They have mostly laughed about this, only wishing sometimes they had retrieved more than one washed-out wedding photo.

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