Hemp advocate Daniel Roberto Ortega and I discuss what should people in the second half of life should know about this plant and its medical and euphoric effects, the variety of ways to use it, how it is helping veterans and others with pain and trauma, as well as some things to be careful of. The interview is chock full of useful information for anyone who has never tried cannabis or for those who tried years ago but might want to try again.
Like many of you, I felt sucker-punched by Bourdain’s decision, and I am struggling to make sense of it…to find an emotional shelf to put it on. I do that by wrestling the issue to the ground, a messy process, sometime capturing my work-in-progress thoughts with you, as incomplete as they are.
Facebook depresses me. I would dance the boogaloo in a pink tutu for a kernel of corn. Pathetic. It is yet another prayer God did not answer.
Artist Daniel Ortega mixes the cremated remains of humans and animals with hemp, ash, stone and other organic materials to create stunningly beautiful paintings and backlit keepsake vaults. He does not smoke his work ~ he is on a natural high!
In Part Two of my interview with Kat the Wiccan Mortician, we discuss slow medicine, which is the latest trend in taking back control from the medical machine, her vision for a natural burial ground in Alaska, death doulas, human compositing, and a whole bunch of other interesting things you can only talk about with a lovely and intelligent person. You won’t be bored!
Kinky sex? Blood sacrifices? Boiling children? Sorry. Not here! True, Kat is Wiccan, but there is a lot more to learn about that ancient spirituality than what you might have heard from the myths of childhood fables and stories. Kat brings a fresh, unique perspective to life, death, and the in-between.