Functioning Member: Do You Like Apples?

      The pumpkin spice takeover came so swiftly. First it was the pumpkin spice latte at various local coffee shops and national coffee chains. Then it was a few things at Trader Joes. Then it was all things at Trader Joes. Now it seems like every product on the grocery store shelf has […]

Out of the Basement: That Path is for Your Steps Alone

  There’s a battle brewing in the cannabis community, another controversy brought on by marijuana-tease, the New York Times. This time the paper of record has gone and pitted sophisticated cannabis consumers against Birkenstock-wearing salt of the earth stoners, and comments sections and social media pages have been lit up in the days since with dueling combustion […]

Functioning Member: Basking in Baseball Magic

  Sometimes stereotypes are stereotypes because they’re true. Like how all pitchers are superstitious or how well all food goes with cannabis. A baseball game, particularly if you are blessed enough to live in Denver or Seattle, presents the opportunity to bask in the marvelous sweet spot that is relaxing outside, watching neurotic athletes while […]

Eat the Roach: Cannabis and the Social Construction of Motherhood

“There is nothing revolutionary whatsoever about the control of women’s bodies by men.  The woman’s body is the terrain on which patriarchy is erected.” — Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Institution and Experience     Women in cannabis were big news last week, between Charlo Greene launching her crusade for legal marijuana in […]

Out of the Basement: The Right Medicine

In the spirit of “coming out of the basement,” Weekend Review Kit brings you stories from people who demonstrate that cannabis can have a powerful positive impact on our lives and on the world.     Driving home this evening I heard about the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. No one was […]

Functioning Member: Rules for Shopping

We have a lot going on these days. We’ve got jobs, job interviews, business dinners where we will finally get a workable schedule that we will stick to for our start-ups, weddings, date nights, parent-teacher conferences, and cat puke to clean up. For all this, we feel like it is time for a new shirt. […]

Conscious Connoisseur Award: Charlo Greene

  Perhaps you’ve heard of Charlo Greene? Well, maybe you hadn’t last week, but if you have yet to see her fantastic resignation from KTVA News, you should stop reading and watch it now. She’s about to become your idol.   Not since Sarah Palin’s flummoxing attempt at the Vice Presidency has the nation’s attention been […]

Eat the Roach: I put a WRK sticker on Sartre’s face

  When I started using cannabis it had a seriously masculine mystique. My initial experience was with a group of guys – neighbors, we’d all grown up together – at a party. I’d brought my girlfriends with me, but none of them wanted to go outside onto the deck to smoke a bowl, and I […]

Out of the Basement: A Manifesto

  The basement in the house where I grew up was unfinished, crammed with woodworking tools, a full drum kit, shelves of books and photo albums and records, filing cabinets containing decades worth of paystubs and utility bills, boxes of toys and porcelain dolls and art projects. Always cold, always dark, it smelled like dirt and […]