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2018-04-17 10:18
Higher Prices, Higher Taxes, Lower DosesThe sudden pain in my lower back was excruciating, making it hard to walk or even sit, and impossible to hide from my friend, Yami Bolanos. She h… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
I was only awake a few moments when the pain fired up. Fingertips burning from within like they were in a microwave. One flash and I holler out loud then laugh out loud thinking how lucky I… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
A year ago today, it was a very different world. Pain isn’t the only thing that’s hard to remember once it’s gone. So is joy. You can remember that it was there, but it… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
It’s a three day ride from BakersfieldAnd I don’t know why I cameI guess I came to keep from payin’ dues.~ Bob Weir/John Perry Barlow So much awful truth rolling ‘ro… Read More
2011-04-06 20:18
Today my recommendation runs out. I have a call in to my regular doctor. I told his assistant yesterday that my recommendation for medical marijuana expires today and I need to know if he wi… Read More
2011-03-25 16:40
Once upon a time the word "meltdown" had meaning. Serious meaning. It meant a nuclear reactor had lost control of its cooling mechanism in the core of the reactor and the radioactive fuel in… Read More
2011-01-25 23:20
I had just started reading David Plouffe's email entitled,"You've Never Seen a State of the Union Address Like This," when my cellphone beeped. Text message from the White House reminding me… Read More
2010-11-11 18:35
...But to live outside the lawYou must be honest.Bob Dylan – Absolutely Sweet Marie Here’s my problem: Medical marijuana is legal. Recreational marijuana is not. But Marijuana… Read More
2010-10-25 00:58
I have a friend who is 89 years old. I call her Miss E. She has scoliosis, among other health problems. Her twisted body is filled with tiny, excruciating fractures. In the few years I&rsquo&hell…Read More
2010-09-23 22:18
"Get your hands back up in the air!" hollers a female cop. "Face the wall!"As night falls on VeniceBeach, my compassionate caregivers - my friends - are perp-marched down Windward Avenue lik… Read More
2010-09-16 20:25
We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to fear - fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear… Read More
2010-09-14 17:21
When I find myself in times of troubleMother Mary comes to meSpeaking words of wisdom, let it beAnd in my hour of darknessShe is standing right in front of meSpeaking words of wisdom, let… Read More
2009-08-10 06:19
Fresh mountain air blowing in my window. Tom Waits growling on my boom box. Reminiscent of last week's experience at the Boulder Theatre. Driving up Pearl Street, minding our own beezwax, ha… Read More
2009-08-05 19:10
Once again, instead of posting an original message, I am pasting in something I thought worthy of sharing. This time it's an email I just got from President Obama. I have signed on to do an… Read More
2009-07-11 23:53
This just in from MoveOn: I think it's important enough to paste it whole. It's a petition in support of the protesters in Iran. I totally agree that it has to be People not their leaders wh… Read More
2009-03-13 13:26
The economy is turning around. I believe it is happening faster than we dared hope. Even though I'm in a part-time, near mimimum wage job, the day after President Obama said, ever so casuall… Read More
2009-02-01 17:15
You won't believe this, I told Beth. What? I just got a job. NO! Where? Borders Books at National Airport.Our brainstorming paid off. Exactly one day after we put our heads together, I was e… Read More
2009-02-01 17:13
I was brainstorming on the phone with Beth. There has to be some kind of job connected to the inauguration that I could snag. Anything. Of course, I've already volunteered via the Inaugurati… Read More
2009-01-14 00:56
It was electrifying. My whole body tingled and I could feel my eyes widen with disbelief. But it was true. Barack Obama had just been declared the 44th President of the United States.Giant… Read More
2008-11-21 16:42
The following post came to me from Colorado Veterans for America. I hope they don't mind my posting the whole thing:For what did they die?By Joseph L. Galloway | McClatchy Newspapers It is a… Read More
2008-11-06 20:19
PS Sorry about the last shot. My phonecam malfunctioned. But these are the states, as I see it, that will put Obama over the top.God bless us one and all Read More
2008-10-20 04:57
I started a post last night entitled We're So Screwed, after watching Saturday Night Live. I meant to talk about what a terrifyingly good job Sarah Palin did on the show. She really gives… Read More
2008-10-04 23:57
I've been saying it privately for years. Now I'll say it in public:I predict Osama bin Ladin will be captured before the November election.Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if we already had… Read More
2008-06-15 18:57
I think the following message is a perfect example of the person Hillary Clinton has become over the past 16 months. I've always liked her and I grew to love her over the course of this camp… Read More
2008-05-21 01:07
Today's two primaries will give Barack Obama the Democratic nomination for President. All my doubt, and there wasn't much, was obliterated by this video of Obama's record-breaking crowd of 7… Read More

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