Dispatches from Mushroom Space: My Psilocybin Retreat

In college I had mushroom tea at a party once before going out to Club Park Avenue with my roommates in Tallahassee. This was over thirty years ago. And it continues to be the most vivid and fun memory of the times I spent at CPA. My re-introduction to psilocybin came via Michael Pollan’s book… Continue reading Dispatches from Mushroom Space: My Psilocybin Retreat

The “Tears in the Rain” Monologue

https://youtu.be/NoAzpa1x7jU In 1982, the science fiction movie Blade Runner came out. I loved it. The setting was 37 years into the future - in 2019 Los Angeles. A dreary, rainy, crowded place with a techno-Asian feel to it. Harrison Ford plays a detective hunting a handful of artificial humans, replicants, who have killed several humans… Continue reading The “Tears in the Rain” Monologue

All About My Mountain Bike

His name is Hidalgo. I traveled with him from the heart of Texas to the Pyrenees mountain village of Roncesvalles for a 500-mile trip through northern Spain to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela in the emerald region of Galicia. Along the way, I trekked to the core of my being. Hidalgo accompanied me… Continue reading All About My Mountain Bike

In Pictures: Stonewall 25 and Gay Games IV

Almost fifty years ago, on a hot summer night in June 1969, the patrons of a mafia-run bar in NYC's Greenwich Village found themselves subject to yet another police raid and the humiliating rough treatment that came along with it. However, on this night the patrons fought back. The combatants lived in the margin of… Continue reading In Pictures: Stonewall 25 and Gay Games IV

Ride Across Golden Gate Bridge

Ten years ago, on the ferry back from Sausalito to San Francisco after bike riding there along the waterfront and across the Golden Gate Bridge. I had to work hard to make progress against a headwind despite the downhill descent on the tail-end of the bridge. Sausalito is an adorable little town. A magical bike… Continue reading Ride Across Golden Gate Bridge

All About Blossom

Blossom Jasmine Nightmusk, 20th/21st century CE. First performance & last performance (she’s in retirement). BIO:  Born in Tallahassee, Blossom performed worldwide as a solo artist and with The Linen Sisters, delivering her signature Street Gutter commando style cabaret act as far away as Sydney (during Gay Games 2002). In the heart of Texas, she twirled… Continue reading All About Blossom

Vow of the Brothers of the Night’s Watch

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the… Continue reading Vow of the Brothers of the Night’s Watch