Where I meet bandleader Spencer Davis, among a bunch of other artists. The island is a nature reserve and has a unique history, feel and character, in part because there are practically no cars on the island – only golf carts, which you can rent by the day or the hour.
Summerhill School, they say, is the happiest place on earth. It is also the most famous democratic school in the world, founded by the Scottish educator A. S. Neill… Should a child have shown antisocial behaviour an extreme solution could be where a problem child would be made to sit in the middle of the floor in the meetings and other children were asked to remark on their good qualities. When using this approach the child might also be given some form of material gift, to show them that they were loved and trusted. Although most of us at first seemed sceptical about this approach, it worked more often than not.
In memory of Joanna. A talented writer and podcaster, the longtime partner of Dr. Timothy Leary and author of ‘Tripping the Bardo with Timothy Leary’. She talks about getting busted by the feds in Afghanistan and about writing her book. She also comments on the most interesting parts of Timothy Leary’s doctoral writing and work at Harvard.
After half an hour of driving around we arrived in the centre of Amsterdam and stopped by some traffic lights. A small hatchback pulled up beside us on Taffy’s side. Taffy asked me to hand him a brown bag, which I did, while looking over. I saw there were four guys in the car and I watched Taffy hand the bag to the driver. The bag must have weighed two to three kilos. In exchange they handed him an envelope and both parties drove away when the traffic lights turned green. Few words, if any, had been spoken.
Caroline was a latecomer to painting, she went to art school at the age of fifty and got a first with honours. Now, just six years later, she has exhibited alongside Banksy and developed an impressive, instantly recognisable and unique style. Three of her pieces are available directly through the altgenerations.com/creative-shop.