Friday, January 13, 2012

Captain Q and the False Angel of Light

Careful long-time readers of this blog may recall that in my younger days (from around 1978 to 1980) I experimented with LSD.  This blog entry mentions it.  That's what we druggies always say, isn't it?  We are "experimenting".  It sounds more dignified than "using".

Anyhow, shortly after I stopped using LSD, I wrote out a little "gospel" tract to hand out to people on campus at Purdue University, where I was a Mechanical Engineering grad student.

To read the thing, you will have to click on each image in turn.  Even if you normally would not read an evangelical tract such as this, it may be of interest to you, because it tells the story of my last two bad acid trips.

I have to say, I kind of miss that Ampeg Telecaster knock-off I'm holding in that photo, as well as the "Sergeant Pepper" jacket.  The jacket wouldn't fit me now, though, even if I still had it.


Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

How the heck did you pass engineering school through all this?

AKA Jane Random said...

Wow. That's all I have to say.

Anglican Beach Party said...


Well, a couple of things. I "only" did acid about 10 times total, most often on long weekends or over the summer.

What was more likely to have kept me from succeeding was drinking and smoking pot, which I did more regularly. But I had a strict "homework first, party later" policy, and I think that is what saved me. I always took grades seriously, and so I ended up graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Unknown said...

Wow, you got better grades than I did, and I didn't abuse any chemicals. I am in awe.