“One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, ‘I absolutely just loved altering my mind.'” It’s probably fine that a few consenting adults wanted give LSD a try. It’s less fine that those consenting adults were in charge of securing nuclear missiles.

+ “Like a Homeric parable, it is only available to players who can overcome hubris and ignore the temptation of personal glory.” Slate on the most ruthlessly effective move in sports: The Kickball Bunt.

+ In addition to causing some unfortunate destruction, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is putting on a photographic show for the ages. Here are the shots from The Big Picture and InFocus.