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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 […]

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 […]

Everything I Learned In Life I Learned From Pinball

Everything I Learned In Life I Learned From Pinball

Everything I learned in life, I learned from pinball. Lesson one: Know the lay of the land. You may never be able to guess where problems are coming from or what they’ll bounce off of but knowing where obstacles might be and how they might affect you is priceless information. In pinball and in life, […]

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

Oregon Legislature Introduces Two Pro-Cannabis Bills

PHOTO: Oregon State Legislature Although medical marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, patients cannot obtain a medical marijuana recommendation unless they have one of a handful of legally qualifying conditions. Oregon’s legislature has introduced Senate Bill 281 to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the qualifying conditions for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) and House […]