Confessions of an Obligate Psychonaut

I'm a psychedelic survivor. No, wait. I said that incorrectly. I have survived because of psychedelics. There, that's better. Now, people have varying opinions about this class of drug...and all drugs which are used by some for fun and recreation. This is a big subject, and I hope to unpack it, but let me disclose …

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Earth Day, and Happy Silence

Since the beginning of the shelter-in-place order in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been utterly gorgeous here. The skies are clear and the green mountains stand out crisply. The mustard is golden in the vineyards, and the forests are growing bright new leaves. The silence broken only by birds' calls, the scant traffic …

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Beyond the Walls: Reflections

So it's been a month now since the shelter-in-place orders and the dawning realization of just how serious this pandemic really is. I feel grateful  that this disease hasn't touched my life yet. But I recognize that it is only a matter  of time. I'm starting to see signs of real cabin fever in friends' …

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