Happy birthday to you: Tom Robbins is now 90 years old!


A MOMENT IN TIME – Tom Robbins has written lots of words over the decades from his cabin squarely in the middle of La Conner. His tools have changed – he no longer toils over a typewriter – but his creativity remains unbounded. – Photo courtesy of Alexa Robbins

Surrounded by a carefully curated assortment of tiny toys and random delights, Tom Robbins, one of the most engaging writers of serio-comic culture, leans over his keyboard. He is replying to one of the many love letters received daily from his fandom.

It is July and the fireplace crackles inside this 148 year-old cabin in La Conner. Here and there, tables and shelves overflow with treasured memorabilia reflecting the boyish sweetness of a childhood maintained. Notable amongst this collection are a series of peach cans, buddhas, antique circus toys and a neon baby riding a fish, all of whi...

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