Yearly Archives: 2013

Hemp Hemp Hurray: Vote Hemp 2013 Year-End Wrap-Up

Hemp Hemp Hurray: Vote Hemp 2013 Year-End Wrap-Up

PHOTO: Theodor von Hörmann (1840–1895) ‘Retting Raw Hemp’ oil painting We’re huge fans of the folks at Vote Hemp. There are only a few hours left in 2013 to do some year-end giving and since hemp is one of our all-time favorite things on this Spaceship Earth, we invite you to get to know the wonderful organization […]

Ticket to Ride: 2014 is the Year of Cannabis

Ticket to Ride: 2014 is the Year of Cannabis

This past year was one of the greatest years ever for the Cannabis Movement. Many people think that 2012 with two states legalizing was the greatest year, and those were indeed big battles won in a long war but 2013 boasted some amazing events that have forever and positively changed the movement. I cannot think […]

Top Ten Albums of 2013

Top Ten Albums of 2013

As 2013 winds to a close, we reflect on another fantastic year of music that has graced our ears and left aural imprints on our souls. Here, in no particular order, are my picks for the top ten albums of 2013: 1) Red Ember: Wakes in Shadow, Lies by Fire Genre: Modern Bluegrass, folk The […]

Finding the Goddess

Finding the Goddess

I was 32 or so and reasonably convinced I had been marginalized by society and was living on the wrong planet. I had just finished my association with the Army, and had decided I would be a far better psychiatrist than I would a soldier; this decision was a no-brainer. I ended up in Wichita, […]

The Anti-Everything Super Soup

The Anti-Everything Super Soup

One of my favorite winter solstice meals incorporates the nutty and subtle flavors of butternut squash, and the sweet and crisp flavors of red and/or green apples. Tied together with seasonal spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, this soup is sure to tickle the fancy of anyone who tries it. In addition to tasting […]

Tis the Time for End of Year Giving

Tis the Time for End of Year Giving

Here at Ladybud Magazine, it is no secret that we want the Drug War to end. However, we are not just interested in that form of human rights progress alone — we care about all kinds of things! There are only two days to contribute for 2013 to organizations that work hard to create a […]

Fight Like a Girl: Dahlia’s Journey

Fight Like a Girl: Dahlia’s Journey

Dahlia’s journey started in May 2013 when at the age of 2 she was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a severe and progressive type of brain cancer. Since then she has endured four brain surgeries including the placement of two different types of cranial shunts in order to drain excess fluid from her brain caused by […]

ACLU v. Clapper Case Dismissed, NSA Continues Spying

ACLU v. Clapper Case Dismissed, NSA Continues Spying

IMAGE: Electronic Frontier Foundation In June, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought a case against James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, questioning the legality of the NSA’s programs to spy on the American people and collect and store bulk information for future use. ACLU v. Clapper was made possible after Edward Snowden blew the whistle […]

Remembering the Compassion of Peter McWilliams

Remembering the Compassion of Peter McWilliams

A special reading of A Question of Compassion, the last (unfinished) book by writer and activist Peter McWilliams, debuted on Youtube Christmas day. The Youtube channel We Remember Peter also offers additional videos featuring a wide cast of activists reading excerpts from Peter’s writings. Peter McWilliams was a self-published, New York Times best-selling author of many different types […]

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: ‘Tis the Season

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: ‘Tis the Season

Tired of the old standard Christmas carols? Come in from the cold, relax by the fire, and chilly chill while you rejuvenate your holiday spirit with our kickass collection of mellow cool and occasionally amusing winter tunes. Happy Holidays from Ladybud!