Tripping on Acid with My Dad

The Arab Spring brought my father back to America, and LSD helped us make up for lost time

Ahmed Kabil
May 29, 2018 · 8 min read
My father, left, and me during an LSD trip in Willard Park, Berkeley.

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My dad at Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution.
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From left: My dad, me, and my brother.

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Left: Me, my father, and brother during an LSD trip in Big Sur. Right: My dad washing his face at Big Sur.

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My brother and Dad playing ping-pong.

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Left: My brother, Dad, and me on the day of my dad’s citizenship ceremony. Right: Seeing Dad off at the airport before his departure to Egypt.

Thanks to Janet Frishberg and Katie Drummond

Ahmed Kabil

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Ahmed Kabil

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Editor, The @LongNow Foundation. Stories in OneZero, GEN, Timeline. Say hi: med@well.com

Trips Worth Telling
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