I’m Procrastinating on My Memoirs, I Admit It

Probably because my next memoir is about my father, I’ve been procrastinating on starting it. I’ve been organizing my files and reading old letters from him. The letters go all the way back to when I was a baby and he was in Asia during World War Two. They go up to shortly before he … Read more

The Long Term Effects of LSD on Me

The long-term effects that LSD had on me were amazingly positive, and I go into a lot of detail about them in my memoir LSD and Beyond. I was fortunate to be a research subject taking LSD in a secure and loving situation. It was at a place called the International Foundation for Advanced Study, … Read more

The House at Otowi Bridge

The House at Otowi Bridge: The Story of Edith Warner and Los Alamos, by Peggy Pond Church absorbed me from the start. The author had grown up in the area and lived at Los Alamos for some twenty years before the U.S. government took it over as a location for nuclear research. She was also … Read more

Sierra Leone Orphans

A few days ago, I got into a conversation on Facebook with a young woman who lives in Bo, Sierra Leone. I had been in Bo when I was in the country, and I told her I was glad things were better than they were during the terrible war years. She told me that she … Read more

Sierra Leone Just Appeared in My Life

No, I didn’t go back there for the first time since my 1963 trip which is the basis for my memoir African Summer. I doubt that will ever happen, given my stamina and funds. But while I was looking for an article that an online friend of mine wrote about Mexico, I came across an … Read more