“Michael Pollan’s New Book Will Open Your Mind” by David Bronner, on Dr. Bronner’s All-One blog.
Click the link to see how you can help promote scientific research into psychedelics (and receive a copy of Michael Pollan’s new book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence in the process).
If you are not familiar with Michael Pollan or his new book, I highly recommend listening to the interviews he has done on a the Joe Rogan Experience or the Tim Ferriss Show. I am extremely excited to see these important medicines given a much-needed second look. Early results indicate that therapies involving compounds such as psilocybin have clinically significant effects on addiction, depression, as well as issues around grieving.
I haven’t read the book yet, but it is next on my list.
I took a couple of quick photos while on a walk to the convenience store on campus during a break from my normal Friday seminar.
Final English check on a pamphlet for my research center at a university in Japan. A total of six sentences in two paragraphs begin with either ‘It is important to…’ or ‘It is necessary to…’
Breaking news from the Department of Dubious Translations:
Made a huge mistake today by trying to eat a Japanese shaved ice at Kurogi, on the UTokyo Hongo campus. Although the kinako and kuromitsu ice is great, I recommend the summer special: honey. Yes, that’s gold flake on a pickled plum. Amazing.
A recent story by Mark Joseph Stern, titled, “ICE claimed a Dreamer was ‘gang-affiliated’ and tried to deport him. A federal judge ruled that ICE was lying”, was shocking and definitely worth the read. Perhaps the most depressing part, though, is not that law or immigration enforcement would lie with the aim to destroy a person, but that it is accepted and tolerated throughout our society without consequence.
Equally important, however, are John Gruber’s brief comments linking this incident with President Trump’s recent comments, and our current climate with regard to immigration policy.
Earlier this week, I was happy to take a break at Ammonite Coffee Market, near the University of Tokyo Hongo campus. This is where I go to study Japanese or take time to take some quick journal notes.
Pictured: Field Notes “Snowblind” edition (2015) and Retro1951 in Ice Blue.