Daily Archives: March 31, 2014

Phelps and Me: Infiltrating the Westboro Baptist Church

Phelps and Me: Infiltrating the Westboro Baptist Church

Maybe it was ego, hubris, or a general lack of respect that led me to believe that it would be possible to infiltrate the inner sanctum of Fred Phelps and his family. I suspect in my mind it was as innocent as running away to a circus for a day. In actuality, it was more […]

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

Protest at the Liberty Bell: Cannabis Activists Receive Federal Sentencing

IMAGE: “Old Liberty Bell” by James Cremer, 1821-1893 This past Wednesday, I was humbled and honored to lay witness to a matter of no less significance to the course of history than was The Boston Tea Party itself. In Federal Court in Philadelphia, across the street from The Liberty Bell, True American Hero Activist Chris […]

An Obituary for Sarah: Love and Loss in the War on Drugs

An Obituary for Sarah: Love and Loss in the War on Drugs

IMAGE: Neal Fowler, Creative Commons I looked for her for years. I asked around, I googled her name on the regular. Things would remind me of her now and then, and I’d be flooded with waves of regret that we hadn’t kept in touch. Sarah was the child of two schizophrenic parents. She didn’t know where […]