Daily Archives: March 24, 2014

Paula Joana: On Gratitude, Losing a Child, and Making a Difference

Paula Joana: On Gratitude, Losing a Child, and Making a Difference

IMAGE: Paula and Phil Joana with daughter Sabina and son Rocco. All images courtesy of Paula Joana. Editor’s Note: Paula Joana is the mother of Sabina Rose, who died in New Jersey in December, 2013, awaiting access to medical cannabis. Weed on My Mind by Paula Joana I want to take a moment to thank […]

Are Pot Smokers Really Lazy? The Motivation Behind Amotivational Syndrome

Are Pot Smokers Really Lazy? The Motivation Behind Amotivational Syndrome

IMAGE: Still of Brad Pitt in True Romance (1993) Talk of cannabis turning delighted taxpayers into lazy slugs abounds again. I usually hear it on the radio after arising early to write, hitting the exercise bike, teaching two classes, enduring a faculty meeting, arranging for one daughter to get to gymnastics and the other to […]

Cannabis Makes My Son Feel ‘Normal’: Cooper’s Bowling Trip

Cannabis Makes My Son Feel ‘Normal’: Cooper’s Bowling Trip

Every Friday in March, all the special needs kids in our local school district go bowling. It’s a special event for the kids, and they all really look forward to it. But my son has never been able to participate until today. Cooper is 16, and his life has been difficult. When he was 5 […]