Wasted! Seek and you will find?

A voice in the wireless wilderness.

Read After Burnout


From the wonderful Comic Strip.

For as long as mankind can (‘t) remember, it has been doing drugs.

50,000 YEARS AGO – A Neanderthal burial site in Iraq was found to contain remains of the herbal stimulant ephedra. Palaeolithic cave art across Europe and Africa suggests artists had experience of hallucinogens.

Some 40,000 years later, we were at it again:

10,000BC – Earliest agriculture. Some evidence that the first crops included psychoactive plants such as mandrake, tobacco, coffee and cannabis suggest that prehistoric types enjoyed a little feet-up time. Down the eons, betel seeds, poppy seeds, wine and beer, spirits, mushrooms, coca leaves, tea leaves, rotting plant materials, putrid yak’s milk, nutmeg – you name it, we took it. Mankind has always dabbled. As I sit writing this, I have just started a mug of coffee that was hot on the heels of two mugs of tea.

I suppose that makes me…

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This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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