Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Raw Asparagus Mint & Spring Green Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Kiki Rosemaria’s Seasonal Samplings: Raw Asparagus Mint & Spring Green Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

This is another installment of my spring seasonal cooking series. This salad makes for a light springtime meal and is also great as a side. The raw asparagus gives the salad a nice crunch and the mint adds a brightness that is sure to be a hit at your next spring potluck or picnic. A […]

PLAYLIST: My Rebel Side

PLAYLIST: My Rebel Side

Ever since my teen years when I first felt its power, music has been cathartic for me. Since then, I have used music to inspire me, heal my pain or express my happiness. In the last few years technology has allowed me to gather what I now realize is an eclectic collection of tunes. In […]

50,000 Feet High and Climbing

50,000 Feet High and Climbing

Flying is full of small talk, and one of the first questions people usually ask is what I do for a living. When people ask me about my job they get the spiel. First I tell them that I’m working on my Ph.D. and that I study clinical psychology. Usually the brilliant asker will say […]

Why Can’t We Start A Revolution?

Why Can’t We Start A Revolution?

PHOTO: “Liberty leading the People” by Eugène Delacroix Revolutions are romantic, especially for Americans. Our revolutions are all so recent that we are still so close to them, the force and violence of them lingers in our collective attitudes; it influences our laws and society. We had our first revolution a little over two hundred […]

Jessica DeMoura’s Five Beauty Essentials

Jessica DeMoura’s Five Beauty Essentials

I never in a million years thought I would have to deal with ugly pimples on my face after high school, certainly not at the age of 30. I find that most acne treatments are made for greasy-skinned teenagers and that clearly wasn’t my problem. After much research and trying product after product I finally […]

Consumer Confidential: Hemp Hearts by Manitoba Harvest

Consumer Confidential: Hemp Hearts by Manitoba Harvest

Do you eat hemp? You should. Hemp seed is a super food, it contains all necessary macronutrients, complete protein and healthy polyunsaturated fats. Hemp seed meat tastes simple, sweet and nutty. Thankfully, getting the amazing healthy benefits of hemp is so easy with shelled hemp seeds. Shelled hemp seed is one of the best innovations […]

Breath of Life: The Intersection of Marijuana, the Mind and the Sexual Self.

Breath of Life: The Intersection of Marijuana, the Mind and the Sexual Self.

“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” – Carl Sagan There is a deeply spiritual essence to marijuana. Sure, there’s the casual buzz, the playful buzz, the zonk-you-out-of-your-mind […]

What Would Cheryl Miller Do? Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

What Would Cheryl Miller Do? Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

Reposted with special permission from Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey. by Jim Miller, President, CMMNJ The Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National MS Society unceremoniously pulled the plug on the Coalition for Medical Marijuana–New Jersey (CMMNJ) after originally offering us a table at their March 23rd “Beef and Beer” fundraiser in Philadelphia. They waited until […]

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 […]