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I’m writing the third book of my memoirs, about being a research subject taking LSD in 1964, and I’m noticing how many benefits came from that day. It was kind of like a near-death experience, as I lost any fear of being dead. (I didn’t lose fear of the dying process, though.) It was a mystical experience that opened my eyes to spiritual realities I had known nothing of. It helped me forgive some family members and to accept forgiveness myself. It expanded my interests. And more! Writing the book now, so many years later, is sparking all these things … Continue reading →
To start memoirs, start with list-making. You can do this on a computer or on paper, at home or in a coffee shop, wherever you want. When I got serious about writing about my lfe, I decided right away that I would write a series of books. I did this because various parts of my life would make good stories on their own—and also because I’m not famous (or infamous) enough for people to want to read about me. It may take you more time to figure out your plan. So the first list I made was of books I … Continue reading →
It’s a thrill to have my first two memoirs out in the world, even if the world isn’t paying a whole lot of attention yet! But people like nostalgia memoirs combined with travel memoirs, and a dash of romance in the first one can only help. is the first one, set in 1961 and 1962. The next one is a year later. No romance but lots of adventure in . Ah, the idealism of the 60s! But actually Crossroads still sends idealistic college students to Africa, I’m glad to say! … Continue reading →
I wrote my first dog stories when I was 8. Dogs still work their way into my writings, as my third cozy features one and I have a memoir planned to be about Martha, Cider, Teddy Bear, Dorrie Belle (who WAS quite the doorbell), Sunbeam, LarryDog, Lola, Nicky, and Lilly. When you usually have two dogs and you live a pretty good number of years, they do add up! But I am writing a more introspective book now, about being a research subject in an LSD experience right after I graduated from Stanford in 1964. It affected me in one … Continue reading →
I’m beginning to write about my experiences as a research subject on LSD back in 1964, right after I graduated from Stanford and while LSD was still legal. Shortly after my big day, I wrote “There is another world, and I know of it as I know of little else in life, for I saw it directly…” and went on to describe the massively transformational experience I had. In some ways it was like having an NDE (near-death experience). I plan to get it out this year, maybe pretty soon. You can sign up on my website to be notified, … Continue reading →