Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

The Road to Hell: President and Drug Czar Misguided on Policies

The Road to Hell: President and Drug Czar Misguided on Policies

Growing up, I remember hearing my mom’s mantra of “words matter,” followed by “but, Mija, as important as what you say, is what you do.” She said it repeatedly, just as I said it to my son when he was growing up. One of my favorite quotes is “the road to hell is paved with […]

Colorado’s First Legal 4/20: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake N’ Bake

Colorado’s First Legal 4/20: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake N’ Bake

Denver, CO- Well, it’s 4/21, early in the morning the day after. It’s a slow moving morning high in the Rockies, the sun is eye-level and sunglasses are useless. Downtown Denver is already alive with commerce. The city’s lodging has been booked-full of activists and stoners, domestic and international, and interested others who have joined […]

Five Beauty Essentials

Five Beauty Essentials

As a teenager, I mistakenly thought makeup was about caking on thick liquid foundations and whole sticks of eyeliner on each eyelid. The cheaper the makeup the more you could buy! I was a Wet N’ Wild whore. What I didn’t know then is cheap makeup destroys your skin and creates a cycle where you […]

To Give or Take a Flower: Life in Prison

To Give or Take a Flower: Life in Prison

The tension was high and the air stale, somehow this all seemed very ritualistic and business as usual, likely because it was. An average height man with shaggy hair and an unkempt face sat still and anxious as the defendant; the room, in agony, awaited the jury’s consensus. Their deliberation: Guilty A sick and gruesome […]