Shadow History

In the Shadow History series, I explore the true history of Silicon Valley. Burning Man played an important role.

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Shadow History Series

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Part 1 powerpoint with notes

Part 2 powerpoint with notes

Part 3 powerpoint with notes

Part 4 powerpoint with notes

Part 5a powerpoint with notes


Patriot Outlaws

Radio KGO

Reno Gazette Journal, 30 Years of Burning Man


New York Times

The Guardian


Morgo New Zealand

Back in the day…

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Burning Man, the Beats, the Merry Pranksters, and the Grateful Dead

Making Sense of the Non-Census

The Techno-Ghetto – the History of Dance Music At Burning Man

Big Burner Bucks in the Biggest Little Tax Haven

Drug History

Secret History of Big Pharma, LSD, Meth, Ecstasy and Speed

Deep History of Drugs

Terry Gotham Drug History


Drug Prohibition

Morphine and the Civil War

Louisa May Alcott


Burning Man Controversy

Monday is the New Saturday

Getting the Last Word: A Year After His Death, a Burner Speaks His Mind

WikiLeaks on Burning Man

Too Loud for Burning Man Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3

Selling Out – Part 1 Wrapping the Gifting

Selling Out – Part 2 Who Could It Be Now

Art versus Money

Plug-n-Play Goes All the Way – To The Top of the Pyramid

Failure! – Tananbaum Gets Called Out by BM Director

Social Alchemist Seeks Sherpa For Startup Shenanigans

A Sherpa’s Tale

Hooligans Attack – White Ocean Sabotaged

Financial Analysis


2013 – Afterburn

2013 – Charity


2014 – Charity versus Tax Free



Crime Scorecard