August 17, 2002
Wade Davis

Decent article about Wade Davis. If you haven't read his two most famous books, One River and The Serpent and the Rainbow, I highly recommend them both.

"I think there's an idea that people have that life is a linear progression, where you go from A to B to C and so on, and if you don't get to B you won't get to C. In fact it's a total illusion, because anyone who thinks carefully about his own life knows that the pattern of his past is absolutely accidental and serendipitous. The key challenge in life is not to know where you are going to go but prepare your character so when those wonderful moments of serendipity occur, you can listen to your heart and know what it is you need to do."


"Even as I make it very clear I don't use drugs any more, I'm happy to say I used them, inhaled and enjoyed them. They changed my life. There are no good or bad drugs, there are good or bad relationships to drugs. I'm lucky to have a good relationship with drugs."


Davis is captivated by the stories he sees in northern B.C. He once tried to write about them, but it didn't work out. "It was my first idea of a book, and maybe it will be the last book I'll ever write," he says. "The drama that happens in this valley is every bit as moving, as profound, as inspiring as anywhere else in the world," he said. Yet he faces the obvious problem of writing about people who are his neighbours and friends. "I'm reluctant to write it. The story is still unfolding. I don't want people here to feel I'm here to pry."

Currently listening to: Prong - Controller.

Posted by Bill Stilwell at August 17, 2002 02:22 PM

what is the wade davis bill?

Posted by: nicole on September 25, 2003 2:16 PM
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