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March 2, 2016

Blog #69: LSD and Fantasia in New Orleans

I remember taking a sugar cube of LSD in New Orleans when I was 16 years old.
February 25, 2016

Blog #68: Self-Inflicted Cigarette Burns

When I used to drink a lot of booze in my early 20's, on a few separate occasions, I put burning cigarettes out on my arms, and even let a couple friends press those pointed, smoldering embers into my flesh.
February 22, 2016

Blog #67: Meditation on Wall Street

I don't watch much TV, but every once in a while, a show catches my eye.
February 18, 2016

Blog #66: The Advantages of Alcoholics Anonymous

In this blog, I'm not going to do any constructive criticism, but will instead focus solely on the positives of AA.
February 15, 2016

Blog #65: Why is Drinking Alcohol Still Cool?

It's a good question, and the answer might be easier to surmise than we think.
February 14, 2016

Blog #64: My Trip to San Francisco

Life is ours, we live it our way.
February 9, 2016

Blog #63: My Trip to Los Angeles

Another notch in the belt of AYP's displaced, fledgling satsang.
January 29, 2016

Blog #62: Inspiration, Motivation, and Intention

"Do, or do not. There is no try."
January 25, 2016

Blog #61: Why I Love The Ego

The word "ego" is a Latin word literally meaning "I".
January 23, 2016

Blog #60: Shedding Light on DJ Shadow

Being totally addicted to Deep Meditation, I'm not a big fan of guided meditations involving external cues.
January 20, 2016

Blog #59: Pink Floyd and the Dark Side

I remember first hearing the song "Time" on Pink Floyd's album The Dark Side of the Moon.
January 12, 2016

Blog #58: Rest in Peace, Granny

In Memoriam...Mary Ruth Ellis (1927-2016)
January 5, 2016

Blog #57: Fully Alive on the Edge of Death

Lately I've been watching rock climbing videos on YouTube.
December 29, 2015

Blog #56: Point Break Revisited

This weekend I saw a remake of the cult classic Point Break.
December 25, 2015

Blog #55: Hello, Iguana

Last night I had a dream that I was sitting next to a fountain. It was dark, and there was an iguana perched on the edge of the basin.
December 22, 2015

Blog #54: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

What has outlasted all the military battles of the world, and all the victories and defeats of fallen empires?
December 18, 2015

Blog #53: Secret Santa

This week we had a Secret Santa gift exchange at my workplace.
December 15, 2015

Blog #52: Martial Arts

I bow to the masters.
December 11, 2015

Blog #51: Pornography

This is a delicate matter.
December 8, 2015

Blog #50: Happy Birthday, Jeffy!

Jeffy—that's what I call my twin brother.
December 4, 2015

Blog #49: The Five Senses — Touch

I've deliberately saved the best for last.
December 1, 2015

Blog #48: The Five Senses — Vision

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe."
November 28, 2015

Blog #47: The Five Senses — Hearing

In AYP, there is much talk about inner silence.
November 25, 2015

Blog #46: The Five Senses — Smell

When I was a young boy, I liked the smell of gasoline.
November 12, 2015

Blog #45: The Five Senses — Taste

I feel compelled to write a series of entries on the five senses. I will begin with taste.
November 3, 2015

Blog #44: The Cosmic Game

I've written about tennis before. I enjoy playing and watching the sport.
October 30, 2015

Blog #43: Bill Wilson Got Stoned in My Dream

In the dream, I was at an AA meeting, and somehow, Bill Wilson was still alive and slated to be the keynote speaker.
October 27, 2015

Blog #42: Foxhole Prayers and Bargaining with the Lord

A couple days ago I chaired an AA meeting. I picked the topic of prayer.
October 20, 2015

Blog #41: Perfection Becoming More Perfect

I am drinking a peanut butter banana smoothie.
October 15, 2015

Blog #40: We Need Superheroes and Villains

There it was. A daunting challenge.