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The Road to Hell: President and Drug Czar Misguided on Policies

The Road to Hell: President and Drug Czar Misguided on Policies

Growing up, I remember hearing my mom’s mantra of “words matter,” followed by “but, Mija, as important as what you say, is what you do.” She said it repeatedly, just as I said it to my son when he was growing up. One of my favorite quotes is “the road to hell is paved with […]

Colorado’s First Legal 4/20: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake N’ Bake

Colorado’s First Legal 4/20: NORML Women’s Alliance Wake N’ Bake

Denver, CO- Well, it’s 4/21, early in the morning the day after. It’s a slow moving morning high in the Rockies, the sun is eye-level and sunglasses are useless. Downtown Denver is already alive with commerce. The city’s lodging has been booked-full of activists and stoners, domestic and international, and interested others who have joined […]

Activist Overload

Activist Overload

Get up, get the kids ready for school, take them to school, get my husband up so he can get ready for work, write 10,000 words or more for my graduate class, a blog, my book and various other projects, do some cleaning around the house while it’s empty, go pick up the kids from […]

PMS and Cramp Relief with G-13 Cannabis Strain

PMS and Cramp Relief with G-13 Cannabis Strain

Every month, women everywhere have to deal with Mother Nature’s pesky visitor who leaves them curled up in a ball clutching their lower tummies. Even with the help of pain relievers and natural remedies, sometimes the pain is too deep, depending on the woman. Fret not, as this is a wonderfully simple and quick home […]

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Reclaiming Mary Sue

Mary Sue: An idealized character based on the author of a literary work, most commonly used by female authors. The term Mary Sue is quasi-loaded. A writer might be insulted if someone claimed a character they created was a Mary Sue and because of awful drek, like anything related to Twilight, Mary Sue has become […]

Mexicans Are Awesome, Marijuana Is Too!

Mexicans Are Awesome, Marijuana Is Too!

As a cannabis activist, I think it’s helpful to have some understanding about how prohibition began. For me, I began to form my opinion after reading from Jack Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes. I know the term “marijuana” was created by William Randolph Hearst’s yellow journalism. I also know his newspapers had a huge […]

I Hate You and Your Big Ass Car

I Hate You and Your Big Ass Car

PHOTO: The tiny-ass Chevette. I hate you and your big ass car. I hate that you’re driving an enormous, obnoxious tank all over the fucking streets. I know you’re a mother and nobody’s allowed to confront you and your adorable children, but I don’t care, I’m going to do it anyway. You’re acting like a […]

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 […]

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 […]