Woken by the SWAT alarm

Swat

  Typically, this time of year, I wake to the sound of mourning doves cooing outside my bedroom window. They are sweet and always remind me of Hunter Mendenhall, a Pearl Harbor survivor, who was the father of one of my dearest friends. Hunter grew up in the backwoods of Alabama. So far back, he [Read More...]

A case against MaryJane

Willie Nelson. Young

Willie Nelson before long-term marijuana use Willie Nelson: After long-term marijuana use. Word to the young: Be careful before you toke And for further consideration: Marijuana use and the maltreatment of children: Parents who use marijuana, for example, may have difficulty picking up their babies’ cues because marijuana dulls response time and alters perceptions. When [Read More...]

Making Pot Legal

pot

There was a dead child on the floor but that was of little concern to the man pacing. He had pushed a dining room table and chairs up against a hollow-wood door, in a frantic effort to keep out the EMTs and law enforcement officials who had descended on his home like August gnats. Everyone [Read More...]


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