In Praise of Pot

May 26, 2020 Kyle K. Mann 0

by Kyle K. Mann, editor-in-chief – Virginia is the 27th state to decriminalize possessing up to an ounce of marijuana starting July 1, 2020, meaning there are only 23 seriously stupid states left. High time! I’ve been a fan of the plant for over a half century. The authority figures […]

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Aging Disgracefully

May 11, 2020 Karene Horst 0

by Karene Horst, contributing editor – Every morning it hurts to get out of bed.  My back aches.  My lips scrape against each other, dry and chapped.  After my first few limping steps I stumble into the bathroom, bumping my hip against the door jam. Ouch!  This is 56. The […]

No More Meat

April 24, 2020 Peter W. Burchard 0

by Peter W. Burchard, contributor – No more meat. What? That’s preposterous. Well, just hear me out. COVID-19 originated in a meat market where rare pangolins were stacked in cages, one on top of the other, along with bats and who knows what else. Their bodily fluids followed the laws […]

The harsh lessons of uncertainty

April 20, 2020 Greg Hopkins 0

Photo by Sasha Freemind on Unsplash COVID-19 Diary from Northern Italy, musings on Easter Sunday by Greg Hopkins, contributor – At first, the surreal landscape of empty plazas and darkened windows evoked a baffled sense of awe, wonder and confusion. I remember an initial blush of hope. Maybe Gaia had finally exerted her […]

Buy the ticket, take the ride

April 15, 2020 Rob Azevedo 0

by Rob Azevedo, contributor – “Buy the ticket, take the ride.” So, we did. All the way to Woody Creek, Colorado, on the weekend of Independence Day 2017. Myself, my brother and a good friend flew to Denver then drove three and a half hours through the Rockies, not in […]

Dear Lucifer, How About that Coronavirus?

April 7, 2020 Kidman J. Williams 0

by Kidman J. Williams, music editor – Dearest Lucifer, My dear Lucifer, Hi there Dark Lord, Hey brittle tits it is Kidman J. Williams! The fact is Lucifer, I’m not sure how to address you in the beginning of this letter. I don’t think it matters, I don’t think you […]