Eternity and the Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, May 8, 1979. Photo: Anonymous/Associated Press One morning under an ominous sky, my friend Michael texted me a video of the Grateful Dead performing “Looks Like Rain.” He was right as, well, rain. Shortly afterward, the heavens opened and a deluge fell. Sending an unsolicited musical and meteorological warning is … Read more

Deadhead Takes a Strange, Very Long Trip to Solve a Jerry Garcia Mystery

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.— Joe Jupille was burning with anticipation. It was early December. He was driving over San Francisco Bay, chasing a mystery. He had been chasing it for two decades, since his kids were small and life’s big questions seemed like they would have easy answers. Now Mr. Jupille was middle-aged, and he was … Read more