The Original Cannabis Caroler’s of Christmas Eve

Young men after taking part in the ritual of koleduvane on behalf of the Community Cultural Center Probuda, Bulgaria 1930   The Original Cannabis Caroler’s of Christmas Eve Snuggled up in layers of warmth, out into the cold the joyous Read More …

Cannabis Woodblock Print, 1891

Hand colored woodblock print of Cannabis from ‘Senshu no Hana’ (One Thousand Varieties of Flowers) by Kono Bairei in 1891       Share page on:

The Water Poet Gushes, 1620

“Here is Labor, Profit, Clothing, Pleasure, Food, Navigation: Divinity, Poetry, the liberal Arts, Arm’s, Virtues defense, Vices offense, a true mans protection, a Thief’s execution. Here is mirth and matter all beaten out of this small Seed.” -John Taylor, 1620 Read More …

Hemp Seed Soup for the Soul

Viejos comiendo sopa (Two Old Men Eating Soup), by Francisco Goya 1819-1823   Hemp Seed Soup for the Soul: A Christmas Eve Classic Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house All the creatures were stirring, especially the Read More …

Thanksgiving’s Peace Pipe, 1621

“when they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.” – William Shakespeare writes In The Tempest (Shakespeare would most likely have saw Epenow when he was kidnapped Read More …

The American Dope Party, 1906

‘The American dope party’ “A lesson in practical patriotism taught by the Boston tea party.” Illustration shows many men dressed as Native Americans on board a ship labeled “The Good Ship Dope”, throwing cartons and boxes of adulterated and unhealthy Read More …

The Godfathers of the Hashishins, 1853

“Let someone say of a doctor that he really knows his physiology or anatomy, that he is dynamic-these are not real compliments, but if you say that he is an observer, a person who knows how to see, this is Read More …

Burnt Offerings

“Say to them: These are the offerings by fire that you are to present to the LORD: As a regular burnt offering every day” — Numbers 28.3 Relief from Karnak Temple, Egypt   Burnt Offerings In the bible a term used Read More …

The Spinner, 1889

“Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle.” -Francis Cabot Lowell The Spinner by Vincent van Gogh, 1889 Share page on:

The Expectant Hand, 1909

Union Square at the Broadway Bowery by Artist Albertus Del Orient Browere painted it from memory in 1885     The Expectant Hand   One of my favorite articles from yesteryear… This story takes place right in present day Union Read More …

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