Passage and healing with entheogens

An entheogen (meaning, literally, “generator of the divine within”) is a psychoactive substance – including peyote, psilocybin (mushrooms), uncured tobacco,…

High along the Silk Road

The theme of this year’s Mother’s High Tea was Tea Along the Silk Road. I assembled and helped hang collapsible…

Night Vision

Publishing a new book felt like shedding your skin. Once it came fully off, it was a withered shell of…

The Relatives

The 9th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash took place upstairs at Denver’s Mercury Café in a large room hung with…

Luck is Easy

Porkowski slid into another cushy job as a market research interviewer last year, started buying nicer clothes from the thrift…

Ride the Doom

Porkowski walked up to the teller’s window in the lobby of his apartment building one afternoon to find the friendly…