Is this our first real "summer" type summer since the pandemic? The signs of a returned normalcy are there: people traveling, people complaining about traveling. People are even going on cruises again, which is normal, and having threesomes on those cruises, which is presumably also normal, and those threesomes are leading to 60-person battle royales of jealousy, which ... maybe we're all still a little feral.
But so to this question of "How do we come together as people anymore?" our friend and fellow journo Jenni Avins has one possible answer: psychedelic mushrooms.
Jenni wrote a piece for The Cut about the shroom as a wedding essential for some folks, and she came on to talk about who's doing it, who's selling it, how legal it might or might not be, "mushroom squires," and whether this could actually be exactly the thing that one uptight uncle might need to see that, you know, we're all connected, man.
You're cordially invited to this marriage of interesting ideas & wry asides -- no RSVP necessary. Here's your bouquet, made of only the finest in universe-reorienting blooms.
JOURNOS is produced by Heather "Eagle Ears" Wilson