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The Big Hullabaloo Surrounding DMT

Dimethyltryptamine is the Bryan Cranston of drugs right now.

Like Mr. Cranston, DMT has been around forever, but has exploded in well-deserved popularity over the past five years.

But DMT, like Mr. Cranston, enjoyed varying levels of attention long before then. Most psychedelic drug users from two decades ago surely knew of Dr. Rick Strassman. Similarly, most TV viewers from two decades ago surely knew of Dr. Tim Whatley.

Photo by aphrodite-in-nyc via photopin // cc
Photo by aphrodite-in-nyc via photopin // cc

In the same way Mr. Cranston’s superb acting makes the viewer forget they’re watching TV, DMT’s profound hallucinogenic effects make the user forget they’re tripping on a drug. Both hijack your conscious state in very different ways.

And like Mr. Cranston’s career, the future of DMT (in terms of scientific research) is as exciting as it is unclear.

I could go on and on. Continue reading

An Interview with Mike Strong

An Interview with Mike Strong: The Hopes, Challenges, and Zeal of a Rapper Chasing Stardom

Money. Power. Respect.

Every human yearns for that shit.

Most seek to attain these intangible possessions through conventional means. Responsibility means walking the path already traveled. To choose the ladder already climbed.

Some humans, however, seek to clear their own path to these social constructs. To build and climb their own ladder. To eschew convention. Entrepreneurs. Entertainers. Artists.

Since Western society began embracing these humans during the Renaissance, millions of creative individuals have gained societal prominence throughout history; each of whom chiseled a little of their unique influence into today’s global culture.

What is it about these humans that differs from the others? From where do they derive the audaciousness required to pursue a path deemed frivolous and imprudent by the rest of their species? Continue reading

My First Interview

I kind of made a big hullabaloo like three months ago over my commitment toward writing again.

About a month and a half later I published the saga of my Adderall addiction. It took me that long to write.

I realize that any old schmo who comes across this blog would think, “this guy is a whole lot of talk – not so much execution.”

Well fuck that schmo. Because I’ve been writing my ass off. Continue reading

Writing Hiatus Over?

I need to start writing again.

Those words have crossed my mind more days than not for the past year. Especially as of late.

Writing is just so damn hard, though.

Well, good writing is hard. Writing about writing is lazy writing. But I gotta start somewhere.

It’s been a hell of a year of not writing. I kicked a nasty drug addiction (which initiated my hiatus), got a real job (no comment on my previous ‘fake’ job), and moved to a new city and state.

All without writing a word.

I’ve never been keen on writing about myself, as doing so is usually another form of lazy writing. But I’m feeling lazy today. Also, it’d be somewhat random for me to start writing articles about other things without mentioning where the hell I’ve been for the past thirteen months.

Accordingly, my next three articles will focus on the above three changes I’ve undergone in the past year. Stay tuned.

Great Articles about DMT

I’ve been meaning to write something about DMT again. It’s been about a year since I published DMT Experience on this blog. I have been thinking about it in big terms, foolishly. After attempting to fit a lot of information into a solid, concise article, (I wanted to document the origins of DMT’s cult following, among other things), I begrudgingly accepted the realization that I had produced nothing but textual diarrhea. I know. Nasty!

For now I want to share with my readers some other very good articles on DMT which have been written since last year. I have been steadily researching DMT ever since I tried it, so whenever something new is produced it tends to stand out amongst the other search results. Here are a couple articles which immediately strike me as noteworthy. Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Let Texas Secede

If you keep up with the news, you’re aware that the Texas Nationalist Movement, led by Daniel Miller, has collected over 80,000 signatures from Texans who support secession.

Story here:

petition for Texas secession has qualified to receive a White House response.

As of Tuesday evening, the petition — which asks for the peaceful withdrawal of the state of Texas from the union — had racked up more than 81,000 signatures. (Only 25,000 are needed to elicit an official response from the Obama administration.)

Full story.

Please, Texas, keep up the efforts. It would be every Democrat’s dream. Every president for the next 100 years will be Democrat without their electoral votes. So, please, let Texas secede.

Death and Vexation

Death and Vexation

The Last Judgment by Gustave Doré
I hate to put a damper on what’s an otherwise lighthearted blog. But that’s life.

An individual with whom I shared an inimitable relationship died a month ago. A month ago tomorrow. Assuming I finish writing this today. Which I won’t. It’ll take some time to organize the obstinate, disheveled thoughts which accompany this particular loss. Continue reading

Personified by the Writings of an Over-Functioning Pothead

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