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Self Care is a Community Service

Self Care is a Community Service

As activists, it is sometimes hard to shut off the heart and the mind, as the world is in perpetual motion and chaos. Social media is rife with cynicism, excruciating news and clap backs. Our President-elect is the embodiment of every bully, elitist, predator, and well, a lot more. As such, the compulsion to DO […]

I Am No Hero: What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

I Am No Hero: What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Suffering

Contributor Jill Hitchman-Osborn is the author of the Seizing Hope blog, which chronicles her journey parenting a child with epilepsy and her work as a cannabis activist. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve  I am no hero… 1. Please stop […]

Operation Inspiration: When Community Comes Together After Crisis

Operation Inspiration: When Community Comes Together After Crisis

What happens when a community is affected by a tragedy? A close, loving community comes together in a time of need. They contribute. They donate. But it doesn’t just happen. People have to organize, advertise and work. That work is sometimes done without recognition. This writer is proud to recognize a true “Good Samaritan.” On […]

Past, tense? Future state!

Past, tense? Future state!

Note: This article is a transcription of a speech given by Cannabis Curriculum founder John Dvorak, which can be viewed here. It’s great to be back on Harry’s Hill!  I can tell we have a lot of free thinkers up here today. That’s why I want to talk to you about time travel.  Who wants […]

PLAYLIST: Inspiring Ani Difranco for Changing the World

PLAYLIST: Inspiring Ani Difranco for Changing the World

One of the most amazing things about Ani Difranco is how she uses her music as a call to action for her listeners. She’s not content to sell albums and collect money; she wants to inspire her fans to live their best possible lives. When you’re having trouble finding your reason to fight, or if […]

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

PHOTO: James Jordan Suffering and compassion: do they go hand-in-hand?  Are they akin to Mother Theresa and the poor, forever together as though stuck in perpetual balance?  Or is that even balance? To me, balance of two opposites cancels them both out.  Makes them neutral, Par, pH 7.   We suffer; and compassion eases it.  Over […]

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 […]

A Selection Of Poetry From A Cannabis Activist

A Selection Of Poetry From A Cannabis Activist

My Friends Artists Renegades Mamas Speechers Mic checkers People evolvers Stars of many skies Suns Life givers Spark makers Bright Bright Bright. *** One Day I will return to mother Beyond the stars Beyond dark nights Beyond days where I may have seen her In the morning mist Before one is fully awake I will […]