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Twisted Tuesday’s Mix-Tape: Someone IS Watching You

Most of us are not particularly happy to discover we are being spied on by the United States Government, especially those of us who are lawful citizens of this country. … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Monday Morning Memes

Is it Monday again already? As “Ducky” — from The Land Before Time, would say, “Yep, yep, yep!” There was some important news that came out over the weekend when … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Pleasure and Pain of Being a Ghost(writer)

Since it’s Halloween time, I thought I would confess that I am a ghost. Or, at least a “ghostwriter“. For some, just like the creepy candy holiday, the idea of … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 10 Comments

Don’t Bogart This Post My Friend

For those of you following Cannabis Culture, particularly for legalized states, here is the September issue of the Daily Doobie. My monthly column, “Budtender of the Month” is on page … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Snowden, Manning and the Modern Day Whistleblower

On the same day the “Bradley” Chelsea Manning[1] verdict came down, Senator Grassley (R-IA) submitted a resolution proposing a national holiday for whistleblowers and unanimously “July 31st” became National Whistleblower … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 9 Comments

WordPress, Are You F*#@ing With Me?

On Monday, July 22, 2013 I participated in the WordPress DPChallenge “Pinch Me” and posted,  “Recipe For A Journalist”. On Tuesday (yesterday), July 23, 2013, I finished writing a piece on … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Recipe For A Journalist

INGREDIENTS: 1 pkg. thick skin 1 bag tenacity 3 c. integrity 2 c. resourcefulness 2 c. discipline 1 c. business savvy 1 c. commitment 1/4 c. introspection 1/4 c. open-mindedness … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

USA: The Un-Civilized State of America

Was justice truly served last night with Zimmerman’s “not guilty” verdict? We sit poised, waiting to hear any snippet of news now that the verdict is out. Will there be … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Will You Remember Me?

My life as an activist and journalist has taken me to unusual places and it has provided me with a unique perspective of — not just our government, but also … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

DHS in the Hood

On July 10, 2013,  at approximately 5pm – MST, multiple law enforcement vehicles pulled into a relatively quiet neighborhood on Poplar Street in Denver, Colorado. One by one cruisers and … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 11 Comments

I Spy an NSA Spy

When President Bush pushed through the Patriot Act and again when it was extended, it didn’t matter how many of us were screaming “No”, because enough of you supported or overlooked … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · 6 Comments

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