The Optimum Health Institute, San Diego. There is morning exercise, meditation, optional workshops for organisation and even group solidarity and trust building exercises. At the end of the stay there is a weekend of music, spoken word and other performance. I probably had more fun there than I’ve ever had on a traditional holiday, just because it made me feel so healthy, happy and good.
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 show antisocial behaviour what was sometimes done is that the other children would remark on the good qualities of this child, to show them 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.