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

Cervantes on Taking a Leap of Faith

This week it is being reported that the lost tomb of Miguel de Cervantes has been discovered in Madrid.  Cervantes, who died in 1616, is considered "the father of the novel."  The news reminded me of a passage from The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha that inspires me to look at my own life as an… Continue reading Cervantes on Taking a Leap of Faith

Happy National Coming Out Day (Oct 11)

Happy National Coming Out Day to the international LGBTQ+ tribe and straight allies (yes, allies “come out” whenever they publicly declare themselves to be supporters)! People are more likely to support equality under the law and related human rights if they personally know someone who is impacted. Coming out as one's authentic self is a powerful… Continue reading Happy National Coming Out Day (Oct 11)

Roadmap to the Hero’s Journey

What is the name of an adventure you are currently on?  What stage are you in? Joseph Campbell describes the archetypal monomyth of the "Hero's Journey".  The monomyth is a design pattern for human experience.  Understanding this pattern can increase awareness and resources available in one's own adventures.  It also deepens the experience of these… Continue reading Roadmap to the Hero’s Journey