Tag: Michael Pollan
Babies are wizards
Here’s a recent text exchange with a friend of mine that I started: I keep thinking about the part in How to Change Your Mind about how babies are basically tripping all the time because of their undeveloped brains. Even mundane stuff can blow [my infant’s] mind. Right?! He’s probably still seeing the cosmic consciousness! […]
Psychedelics and the glow of truth
Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire, one of my favorite narrative nonfiction books, tells the story of four common plants and the human impulses they satisfy: the apple (sweetness), the tulip (beauty), marijuana (intoxication), and the potato (control). His new book is How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics. Probably because I’ve never done […]
Read books. Often. Mostly print.
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, made this plain yet meaty declaration concerning best food practices in a 2007 article called “Unhappy Meals” for The New York Times Magazine. It has resonated with me since I read it recently. Deceptively simple, each […]