I just read some alarming statistics the other day. 124 people die every day due to an opiate overdose. Quoting New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, “that’s like September 11th every 3 weeks.” I have also read that 22 of our beloved veteran’s commit suicide every day. Let these numbers soak in for a moment. I […]
In 2018, cannabis legalization will sweep the nation with California coming online with their recreational use program. Marijuana dispensaries will be frantically preparing their retail outlets through cannabis staffing agencies, negotiating vendor relationships, navigating local and state legislation and getting ready for a green rush of cannabis consumers to walk through the doors.
The holidays are upon us all again. While for many, it’s a time of joy. For some it’s a time of angst, fear and sadness. Holidays can trigger memories and feelings of loss of loved ones, loneliness, fear and anxiety of the new year. Even the shopping, the finances and the extra bills can […]
We all heard him whistling from the bathroom. A mindless melody so pleasant it reminded me of the orchestra of birds that sing and chirp each morning outside my bedroom. But it wasn’t morning, rather it was dusk. Mother had just walked in bearing a bottle of red wine, Aliya was sitting on the full sized bed we had moved to the living room weeks prior. It now served as the couch. His new bed was one of those rented hospital versions. It served his needs better now. Aliya sat cross-legged, her head down, knitting yet another hat for him. He was always cold. I stood in the small kitchen waiting for the grapeseed oil I had just poured into the cast iron skillet to shimmer indicating it was hot enough.