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Two Decades of Dying: the Tragic Story of Jerry Garcia and His Slow Drug Suicide

Left: Garcia in the early 1970’s. Not a hard drug user and also at the healthiest weight he would ever be.

Right: Jerry less than one month before death. 1,004 more words


“Do anything, but let it produce joy. Do anything, but let it yield ecstasy.” Henry Miller — Tropic of Cancer

Some people are on a path, some are lost. 104 more words


Random Thankfulness

I’m in that purgatory between cooking seven things for Thanksgiving and eating it all.  This well-deserved break is punctuated by espresso with cream and a small shot of Cuaranta y Tres liqueur.   860 more words


Healing Through Hedonism

Without further ado I dedicate the rest of 2016 to pure pleasure.  If politics is the malady, happiness and personal fellowship is the remedy.  The election will not dominate my December.   546 more words


Aristippos and Hedonism

Before Socrates’ schooling, Cirences Aristippos, who was a sensualist sophist, retained his theoretical view of the school. Together with Democritus and Protagoras, they claim that all our knowledge is subjective and the impossibility of knowing what it actually is; Kant separates the ‘innomething thing’ (chose en soi), that is to say, the unknown and inexplicable cause (to empoetikon tou pathous) of our senses with great clarity. 1,016 more words


Comfortable With The Uncomfortable

If I Like it, I’m comfortable

If I don’,t I’m uncomfortable

Like it or not I’m a hedonist

Like it or not I don’t want to be one… 63 more words

Memories of a Bar Fly

Tucked away, behind a tall stand of trees, a mortuary, and another restaurant called the Figg Tree, was a rustic bar in Phoenix called the Monastery.  2,572 more words