Armed with only a solar charger, a vibrator and some marijuana gummy bears, I rode out the pandemic – and my fear of spiders – in a California commune
When Jesus was in the desert for 40 days, the devil tried to lure him off track by tempting him to turn stones into bread. This seems a bit tame on the devil’s part. Lying around in my cave in the Mojave desert, California, at three in the afternoon in 38C (100F) heat, my food fantasies revolve around fish and chips and roasted meat.
Other afternoon activities include gazing at the boulder that looks like a dinosaur with a cheeseburger for a mouth that stands opposite the entrance to my cave. And orgasms. My $99 (£70) solar panel does a great job at recharging my phone and my vibrator. Sun-powered orgasms in a prehistoric cave – as rabbits hop past and lizards scuttle across rocks – are fantastic, especially if you’ve eaten a marijuana gummy bear beforehand.