Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out, Live Longer

A tip of the virtual cap to Albert Hoffman, accidental discoverer of LSD and unwitting accomplice in the social unrest in the US in the 1960’s, who passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 102. Who knew that a little lysergic acid diethylamide and a healthy lifestyle would contribute to such longevity?

Kidding aside, Hoffman’s discovery and passing are a minor but worthy footnote to the whole counterculture movement in this country that was so formative for my parents and by extension me. Here’s hoping for happy trails for him off in the neverafter.

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