The War on Morals: A Look into Addiction

Are prolonged prisons sentences, hefty fines, and being deemed a criminal really helping our global drug problem? The war on drugs has led us to believe that drug users suffer from a moral dilemma rather than a medical condition. In June 1971 former United States President Richard Nixon stated that drug abuse was “public enemy…

Santa Spotted on Summer Vacation

 Among the large crowd that filled the grass at Rifflandia on Friday, there were a few people besides the band members who stood out. A man in a red coat and hat, with a big white beard took part in the festivities. When I asked him why he chose to represent the famous Christmas gift-giver,…

Confessions of a Bicycle Hustler

Confessions of a Bicycle Hustler Before anyone gets too excited, I’d like to point out that this post isn’t about stolen bicycles.  If you’re wondering what happens to those, this article has a few ideas. A bicycle hustler is someone who buys and then sells (flips) used bicycles for profit. A few years ago I…

All Things Bright and Beautiful

  If you ever wander into a Starbucks at just the right time, you may be lucky enough to find Martie. She’s often at a table with her no foam, no water, six pump chai-tea latte, writing out scripture from her Bible and her daily thoughts. She’s a usual at the coffee chain, brightening everyone’s…