True story: I am just back from the local town and drinking establishment–a brew pub. Power was lost in town; traffic lights were out, wind and rain whipping.
But it was happy hour, and the small lot of strangers and friends who gathered figured it was a good place to be if maybe things were going to be all over anyway. There was a certain Christmas cheer, and a sympathy for staff who are missing out on what would have been a big night on the tips front. It was cash only, and as it got dark, with just the soft light of back-up power, it was just right for a nasty week up New England way.
One of the more recent popularize-rs, was Harvard’s Terence McKenna who was part of the composite lead character in “The Serpent and the Rainbow” which is worth viewing as a critique on Big Pharma and other issues…