WHEN REQUIRED TO POST A PROFILE on the internet, I usually write, “Mystical liberal likes long walks alone at night in the dark in the city in the rain with an umbrella and a flask of 10-year-old Laphroaig.” While this bit of irony works for some readers, others want a little more in terms of personal background information. [Continue reading]
I HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE titled Bleeding Heart Liberal Petitions. Most days, I receive a slew of emails with petitions for various causes such as saving an endangered species, urging my representatives in state and federal government to vote for or against a particular bill, protest an injustice, etc. I read them all, sign most of them, and add a few to the Facebook page. [Continue reading]
THIS ARTICLE STARTED AS A JOKE‚ but will serve as a brief introduction to psychonautics for the non-experienced. I use the word “experienced” here in its Hendrixian meaning—meaning, I am referring to the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s recording of “Are You Experienced?” from their 1967 album of the same title.
The singer asks the person in the song—along with the listener of the recording—this question: “Are you experienced? [Continue reading]
I FOUND THIS DISCUSSION about aspects of The Sixties in the comments section in an article titled “How we made: Donovan’s Sunshine Superman” by Dave Simpson for The Guardian (May 2, 2016). There are many participants in the back-and-forth conversations in the thread, but I will focus on just two commenters, BarbKay and Katch33. [Continue reading]