Monthly Archives: April 2013

Shannon McGill’s Lemon Pork Chops

Shannon McGill’s Lemon Pork Chops

by Shannon McGill I’m somebody who wants to put lemon juice on everything that can’t outrun me.  Pasta, salads, tuna, every vegetable.  I can’t get enough.  To me these lemon-infused pork chops are wonderful because the essence of the lemon takes over the dish and you get that tart, almost bitter flavor from the bit […]

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Boston Marathon Bombings: The DEA is a Threat to Public Safety

Last week’s Boston Marathon bombings brought back a very visceral and life-changing memory for me. On September 26, 1980 I was 19, footloose and travelling in Europe with a girlfriend. We had planned the trip for a year and the highlight of it was going to be drinking beer at Germany’s world renowned Oktoberfest in […]

I Stopped Washing My Hair and It Has Never Looked Better

I Stopped Washing My Hair and It Has Never Looked Better

Lately, I have been getting a lot of compliments about my hair and of course, a lot of people asking what my “secret” is. I have stopped washing it. Well kind of, I wash it about once a week but I don’t use shampoo and conditioner. I stopped washing my hair out of sheer laziness, […]

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

IDAHO: Children of Marijuana Activists Seized

Note: this is a developing story, please continue to check back for updates… Lindsey and Josh Rinehart were traveling with their friend Sarah Caldwell on a trip through the mountain and had just reached a point where they could receive cell reception when panicked texts from their shared babysitter that the authorities were taking their children started coming in […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Prohibition Cannot Cure Addiction

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Prohibition Cannot Cure Addiction

PHOTO: My friend Scott Cohen at prom, 11 year’s before his death. by Tom Donohue Scott Cohen was my best friend in high school. He was the instigator within our small band of misfits, and we had been through many adventures together, from working on our cars, to going on road trips, flying to Daytona […]

Everything I Learned In Life I Learned From Pinball

Everything I Learned In Life I Learned From Pinball

Everything I learned in life, I learned from pinball. Lesson one: Know the lay of the land. You may never be able to guess where problems are coming from or what they’ll bounce off of but knowing where obstacles might be and how they might affect you is priceless information. In pinball and in life, […]

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

PHOTO: Oregon State Legislature Although medical marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, patients cannot obtain a medical marijuana recommendation unless they have one of a handful of legally qualifying conditions. Oregon’s legislature has introduced Senate Bill 281 to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the qualifying conditions for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) and House […]

REVIEW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito”

REVIEW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Mosquito”

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs fell short with 2008’s “It’s Blitz.” But, perhaps the expectations were too high, 2005’s “Show Your Bones” was a post-punk masterpiece bursting at the seems with raw emotion devoid of trend yet undeniably hip all at once. It’s a hard act to follow. With the recent release of “Mosquito” it is […]

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

Cancer Didn’t Kill My Dad

PHOTO: My father and my daughter, Isis Aaliyah Another sad story from the front lines of the war on cancer. Last summer my father was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer on his inner right thigh. My pops was always the kind of guy that didn’t like to worry me or his loved ones; he had a tendency to […]

[NSFW] From Kissing to Snowballing: The Fine Line Between Fetish and Freak

[NSFW] From Kissing to Snowballing: The Fine Line Between Fetish and Freak

A good friend of mine, whom we shall refer to henceforth as Mother Posterior, is in a fairly open relationship with his partner, with ground rules of course. He fancies himself a sexual therapist of sorts; he meets younger men, all of legal consenting age, and rather than simply pleasing each other sexually he likes […]