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i've been trying to reach LA to chat about where i am with the book, but my bubbles of creativity were busted with a couple of issues,... i suppose when i don't have my own place yet...
hanging out in the lush forested area around these lakes (man made but still beautiful)...

my biggest enemy appears to be prograsstination
i have these perhaps delusional thought of making a best seller
but then reality and perhaps costs ....
but then a road trip is often the best way to get out of this hump
while i cruise back to take care of business..

when i get overwhelmed with things, all i sometimes want to do is vejjjj
and then think what is the point..
i want to do the adequate amount to have a happy family..
that is sometimes a herculean task...
while the bank account dwindles...

this decision for me to have a family and make it work is quite the challenge..
watching the sopranos before my family and mom in law come back from church
after a lecture on Christ... i did not want to put myself through and would rather just take my son swimming.. but it's a little peaceful while Dad in law rides each morning on his exercise bike watching the tour de france...

Marijuana Facts
"Reprinted with permission fromMARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jonathan P. Caulkins, Angela Hawken, Beau Kilmer, Mark A. R. Kleiman, published by Oxford University Press © 2012 Oxford University Press. 
If alcohol is more dangerous than marijuana, what’s the logical justification for one being legal and the other illegal?
If we were making laws for a planet whose population had never experienced either marijuana or alcohol, and we had to choose one of the two drugs to make available, there would be a strong case for choosing marijuana, which has lower organic toxicity, lower addictive risk, and a much weaker link with accidents and violence.
But that’s not the planet we inhabit. Here on this planet, alcohol has been an ingrained part of many cultures since the Neolithic revolution (which may have been driven in part by the discovery that grain could be brewed into beer). People have used cannabis plant products for thousands of years, but its widespread use as an intoxicant in the United States is a phenomenon of the last hundred years. Even today only about one in sixteen American adults used marijuana at all in the course of a typical year; for alcohol, that figure is more than half.
History matters. Custom matters. Practicality matters. Even if there were public support for it, going back to Prohibition wouldn’t work—without a truly ferocious degree of law enforcement—precisely because centuries of tradition and decades of marketing have left alcohol use a deeply ingrained feature of most social systems outside the Islamic world.

The technical term for this is “path dependence.” If alcohol had just been invented and no one was yet using it, it would go straight into Schedule I: high potential for abuse, and no accepted medical value. And that ban might make sense. But once there is an established user base, prohibition becomes impractical. Marijuana is not, or at least not yet, equally entrenched.

It’s true that the arguments for maintaining marijuana prohibition also point strongly toward tighter controls on alcohol: higher taxes, limits on marketing, bans on sales to people convicted of driving drunk or other crimes committed under the influence. So it’s fair to mock the “drug warriors” who worry about every drug except the one that does the most damage. But, by the same token, advocates of marijuana legalization who point to the horrible amount of damage alcohol does are pointing to precisely the strongest argument for maintaining marijuana prohibition: the one drug we legalized is the most harmful of all despite all our efforts at regulation."
 i sneak outside just to have a few puffs of creativity infused into my physical psyche so that i can think about things just a little differently... and maybe won't be so overwhelmed with a book...


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