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Rainbow Family Gathering in Utah Next Week

Rainbow Family Gathering in Utah Next Week

Picture, if you will, for a moment, a small, quiet, quaint family-oriented, little mountain town tucked away in the Wasatch Mountains, down the road from fabulous ski resorts such as Park City. Heber City, Utah is such a town. With a population of 11,362 full time residents, Heber folks typically consist of families, farmers and […]

POEM: Paradigm Shift

POEM: Paradigm Shift

This shifting paradigm After all the battles Afield have come To this new time Activists into entrepreneurs Others new to the game Some no concern for the battle Only the cash in hand We’re all mixed in together Suits khaki ties buttoned down Tie-dye jeans sandals Blazers sensible dresses Patent leather shoes Tomato farmers Cannabis […]

4/20: To Celebrate & Remember

4/20: To Celebrate & Remember

April 20th will soon be upon us with little festivals and large gatherings that will hopefully welcome those who celebrate the cannabis plant and the dream of freedom with love and a safe place to partake in sacrament, medicine or revelry. As the countdown to that hallowed time on that hallowed day, there will be […]

Poem: Thank You to All Activists

Poem: Thank You to All Activists

  Thank you to the farmers To the street dancers To the testifiers Proud and active patients Thank you to you all The writers The photographers The Buddhas The nice ones The suits The dreads The punks The mamas and the papas Thank you to you all Much love… To the kids To the prisoners […]

HEMPFEST 2013: What Does The Average Person Think?

HEMPFEST 2013: What Does The Average Person Think?

PHOTOS: Jack Rikess When the Grand Dame behind Ladybud gave me the assignment to cover the largest marijuana gathering in the world, Seattle’s Hempfest; she only had one rule, “Don’t interview anyone famous! I want to hear from the common person, the regular Jane, no more celebrities! I care what the people think! Not someone […]

50 Years As A Junker: Or The Meaning Of The Perfect Dumpster

50 Years As A Junker: Or The Meaning Of The Perfect Dumpster

PHOTOS: Jack Rikess There have been a few Fridays that I’ve accompanied Raymond on her ritual end-of-week junking expedition. On the north side of San Francisco’s Haight, across the Panhandle, Ray likes the surprises or discoveries that can be harvested from this particular line of trashcans waiting out near the curb for pick-up. “Lots of […]

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

Baby Boom Goes the Dynamite

I’m beginning to have a problem with the Baby Boomers. Beginning might be a soft term; I have had a problem with the Baby Boomers for a while. What I’m beginning to understand is what my problem is exactly. As part of a young generation swimming in the wake of a lot of messed-up decades, […]

Meridel Le Sueur

Meridel Le Sueur

“Each generation must go further than the last or what’s the use in it?” -Meridel Le Sueur My junior year of high school was a mixture of colliding elements. I was supposed to know what I wanted to do with my life. By not knowing, my parents felt I was working against the unexpressed aspirations […]