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A troubled fourteen-year-old girl runs away in 70’s California and meets an outlandish assortment of individuals including cannibals, warlocks, and bikers as she settles into a world of drugs, promiscuity, and life on the street in First Trip by Cheryl Taylor.Our heroine, Dawn, is a free spirit in every sense with her own unique way of managing diverse situations. Like runways from any generation, Dawn ran from a difficult home life. Her father left when she was a child and the relationship between her mother and step-father was tumultuous at best. Smoking and drinking become coping mechanisms... (more)
“I'm going to the Kotel ("The Western Wall"), who's coming with me?,” a girl in my apartment asked the group of us sitting on the couches and chairs, eating dinner. A few girls hands shot up and a few groaned. I silently finished my food and mentally scanned my closet to pick an outfit for tonight. She had to ruin it by making me feel guilty, someone always had to ruin it, I thought.
I was in Israel to grow, to become religiously attached and educated to "my religion". The prior year I succeeded and got to a level I never thought that I could. However summer happened and it threw... (more)
...seems right with the world? Everything is just a bit off kilter? Now you know why.
The study claims that the trace elements of all of these chemicals being introduced into your body aren't any cause for alarm. That there aren't any proven cases of adverse affects on anyone because of drugs not being filtered out of our drinking water. Wait a minute. Of course there's no proven cases. They just now figured out the chemicals were there in the first place. On the list of drugs known to be in some water supplies are treatments for heart disease. If you drink the same water from the... (more)
When your legs aren’t working, and you’re breathing on a ventilator, and cleansing your blood through dialysis, and you have a heart that is prone to sudden and inexplicable stoppages; even the nicest guys – and I count myself amongst them – have a tendency to be grouchy.
By the time I left the hospital to matriculate as an in-patient at the physical rehabilitation clinic, all of these complaints, other than the inability to use my legs, had resolved. A vast improvement; but still, this business of maybe not being able to walk again had me in something of a funk.
“How are you... (more)
colliding into each others lanes
eager to melt my veins
ready to stain my sink
with velvet water
a substitute for my tears
I refuse to cry
instead I cut designs
on my lower arm
cutting is one of my drugs
I am addicted
I feel relieved
but only for a moment
I feel safe
but from what?
Surely not myself
not while I have the ability to cut
my life away
in one easy slit
on the fresh skin
that covers my wrists
my logic ... (more)
Sixty-five years ago this month, sodium fluoride powder was slowly poured into Grand Rapids, Michigan's public water supply to see if drinking fluoridated water (fluoridation) really safely reduced children's tooth decay. Nearby Muskegon was left fluoridation-free, for only 5 years, as the experiment's control city for comparison purposes even though evaluations were made after 15 years. (1) Before then, sodium fluoride was mainly used as a rat poison. The study failed and was seriously flawed; but early over-zealous fluoridationists ignored this inconvenient truth. Fluoridation was... (more)
The warrior is poorly understood
The revolutionary, ronin, knight errant
They preferred comfort over causes
but we have taken our last stand; this stand
is about respect. The primordial soul
of man; self determination is - life.
Rodents scurry the plague through heaven
The rebel would not be called; hero.
He resolved a final resolution
his heart and mind beyond resurrection.
Do not mistake this death a suicide
His was a victory; he saved himself.(more)
Videos of bloody bodies and Mexican drug trafficking had flooded YouTube, is the new way the cartels use to communicate and post "the news".
You Will find all kind of information names, places, who they killed and who are they going to kill, which police corporation are in the payroll and so much more.
Critics say the police has been slow to recognize the Internet as a source of clues "imagine, if you are a police, you can find gold here on this site".Yea police are looking into these sites very closely, but they are not looking for clues, no they are looking at "the black list",... (more)
...Pine-Sol, Pop Rocks, Red Vines and Adderall, which is used for attention deficit disorder, he said. Several pirated DVD copies of "An Inconvenient Truth" and two large garbage bags full of what appeared to be hanging chads were also found. "He does not have a prescription for any of those drugs," Amormino said. "The marijuana we found was low grade with a lot of seeds and stems in it, which was very surprising. You'd think that the former VPs son would at least have a decent pot connection." Gore was being held in the men's central jail in Santa Ana in the Robert Downey Junior Wing.... (more)
It's late Sunday afternoon. My teenage son and his friend aren't yet back from shooting hoops at the park. My son plays on the freshman basketball team at his high school. He plays pick-up games at the park to work on his game, experiment with new moves his coach would glower at in league play. So my wife, who doesn't like them to hang-out alone for too long down there, prods me off the couch to bring them home. I put on my old sneaks (just in case my ball-handling skills are needed) and jog the few blocks to the park.
The wide-open, grass-covered square block is filled with families... (more)