Zack, My intent in cleaning up a bit is more about having a physically clean slate. In between age 14 and 19 I probably did acid 40 times. I quit it and any other drugs (besides alcohol) because I got bored! Imagine being bored with LSD. But anything used too often has that quality. My intent with this article and its follow-up (underway) was to document an attempt to rewire my brain at my age, which is the core thing in Pollan’s book. But it is not simply the mushrooms. In November I’m taking a monthlong train trip around the country, which I’ll be documenting. Trains are fantasic places to write!