The Head Trip

My guide to all the weird permutations of waking and sleeping consciousness – the UK’s Independent called it “exhilarating,” The New York Times’s Sandra Blakeslee called it “audacious, enchanting, and often hilarious." My Mom called it "long."

Best Canadian Essays 2011

Anthologized in here is a piece I wrote about the fashionable jungle psychedelic ayahuasca. Does nature have an interior aspect - as we do - and if so, what is the relationship between that "mind" and ours? Do you have to be on drugs to wonder about this?

Algonquin Provincial Park

My first book. It took two months and they paid me six grand. Writing the wildlife guide was the highlight.