Bend, OR cannabis outting! (It’s work research) ( actually really is!)

7. That was getting long.

Visited Bend, OR for biking, rivers, and a peek into the cannabis culture. Well done, Bend. Well done!  It’s endlessly interesting to me to see the different products that evolve in each distinct market. 

A few dispensaries in Bend really stood out to me with their gorgeous branding, happy welcoming staff, and well create array of offerings. 

I buy new types of CBD wherever I have the chance, and Bend def provided. 

(Not pictured: CBD in tinctures, capsules, and amulets!) 

My company’s Firefly vaporizer and these products all seriously go hand in hand. Delightful business meetings abound. It’s funny to me to be a career women, but, to be one in this industry at least makes a bit more sense :) 

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Burning Man to Reno NV to Bend OR to Seattle WA, + Cannabis & a waning Summertime (in no particular order) 

  1. I went to Burning Man in August. My 6th time on that journey. What a tremendously beautiful year. I camped with Playa Bike Repair for the second year. We rent and fix  bikes. As all good Burners know, a bike is a very important consideration out on the vast dusty playa- and it felt so great to provide people with the gift of a bike repair when they were in need! 
  2. From Black Rock City, took the Burner Express bus out. All thumbs up, 5 glow stick rating! Finally, we’re inching towards maybe thinking of sustainability at the Burn! The Burner Express has a special bus lane, like all good public transportation should. So you skip the longgg entrance lines and crazy exodus lines. I can’t wait to see this program develop! 
  3. Headed to Reno. Circus Circus of course course.
  4. Paisley, OR for hotsprings.
  5. Then onto Bend. I’ll start a new post for this 🌼

PS- So Alex, I might use our ancient/ultramodern bestblogeva to update my team on Cannahappenings🙂 thoughts? I’m happy for Public Health to get added in as much as possible. It’s honestly all one and the same in my opinion! 

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Holotropic breathwork- Stan Goff

Holotropic breathwork- Stan Goff
I had the great luck to see Stan Goff speak at CIIS in SF last Fri. Here are my notes.

Moving towards wholeness is what holotropic breathwork helps us to do.

We are all created by the cosmic creative energy. We are all that.

Who am I? Thou are That. (Divine)

God dwells in you as you.

Kykeon (beverage)
Hoffman, gordon __ brought psycolibion to US, Karl rock Greek scholar

Argot, fungus that made up kykeon was psychedelic

This drink was given to ppl for 2k years before telling people the mysteries .
3k ppl every 5 years experienced this. (!!!)

Cicerio Plato , etc etc
Were all given this drink which created psychedelic experiences

Technology of the sacred
To induce spiritual experience
Yoga, kabbabal, zen Buddhism, fasting, chants, prayers are examples.

Direct spiritual experience is not currently in vogue.

We’ve discovered divinity in our own body

” Brother Sun sister moon” movie about saint Francis of Assisi

Sandos sent lsd to Dr Grof
Lsd 25 , in 1938
“A fantasicum” the study was entitled.

“The search for wholeness” written by his wife Christine

Monastic or fringe religions may still do some of these more extreme things that religions used to provide for people to have individual,holy ecstatic experiences.

Driving the brainwaves.. by stroposcope, was happening in university LSD studies.

Numinous – encountering a new level of the universe

Face to face, interview with Jung when he was in his 80s
Asked if he believes in god, he said NO.
And the interviewer was baffled. Jung went on to say: He knows. Doesn’t just believe.

💫💫💫The Tao of physics💫💫💫

Everything is a process.. we shouldn’t use nouns.🙂
I’m Suzy Lanza-ing.
Instead of using a microphone you’re microphoning.

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Shining example


Had the very shiny good fortune of running into the impeccable and most fun Sheena on the streets of Chinatown this weekend. Pictured with the fabulous Juls.

Thought you’d appreciate this, Alex, and rest of world that appreciates sass and glimmer!

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and so *this_blog* is a thing, again. yeaaaaaas

Well, hello hello hello.

Hi hi hi!!!

Oh man, i am happy to be starting this up again!🙂

So much has changed. We haven’t really keep this blog up since the days of when i was in Brooklyn and Alex was in Portland.

Since then, I have lived in:

Southern Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay beach briefly

San Francisco in Glen Park for a few years

Atlanta while co-habitating with a painter in

a neighborhood on the way to the airport

and now San Francisco again,

in the Lower Haight for the past almost two years,

but that may soon be changing. Because clearly location changes don’t bother me. That’s probably not true. But, they clearly do not kill me.

Because here I am. Blogging again. On the road again. Click-clacking away again.

Alex graduated from a rad public health program in Portland. I stayed focused in the NGO world and then came oh-so-very-very-close to opening what would have been a contender for the most wonderful modern art gallery in all of SF, until that totally fell apart, in no small part to: real estate prices, my own business skills, and wayward love interests. You know, the usual.

BUT NOW! I am working for the first real company that is not a non-profit that I have ever worked for in a non-completely-freelance way in my entire life. And it’s better than I ever could have expected. It’s a realllllllllly really super cool high tech convection vaporizer company called Firefly. I will write more about this later. For now, I can tell you, dear readers, when you are lucky enough to have friends who are kind-hearted geniuses, and they want to hire you, even if they don’t have an office yet, and even if you don’t want an office job yet, don’t say no. ;)

What else, what else, that I can be somewhat brief about…

It’s 5:55 a.m here. I was on the East Coast with my parents last weekend, and I am still on EST instead of PST and that was working okay but I think PMS and OMG might be sneaking in, so I don’t know how long I can maintain this wacko schedule. It’s awful for my social life, but great for catching up on emails.

With that said, I need to go look at FLIGHTPRICES to see if I am going to beautttttiful Portland for Thanksgiving, Alex. Weeee.  I also need to grab a Philly ticket for mid-Dec. for what will be a super fun semi-socialite wedding of a former 76ers cheerleader college friend, yay, and also figure out if I can go back to my parent’s sometime in-between.

And then, New Years.

I for one have high hopes for 2016.

Maybe I should start the year off in Iceland.

I love you Alex.

I love you dear readers who we have unintentionally made suffer with the worst of the worst nonsense over the past few years, but, we are back and better than ever now, so give us a second chance!? or, 33rd. Or first. Or don’t. We love you all the same.


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Lost. And (not yet) Found.

I did not attend burning man this year.  I only did attend in 2008, 2009, and 2010 (Suzy’s first year was my last) though it stays heavily part of my general sense of life. Though I miss going, it seems the … universe?  circumstance?  finances?  whatever! prevent it, that or, you know – I just don’t go.

However, one think I love are the regular Jackrabbit Speaks emails that come and detail all the pre and post tidbits of the event.  I love the post-event email that comes with a link to all the lost shit from the event including several random photos to help identify lost cameras.   I get to spend a few moments looking at other burner’s weddings, parties, pets, and of course the few photos captured at the start of the event before you LOST YOUR CAMERA!

Check out the link by clicking on these random strangers who hopefully will find their camera.


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Food. We know nothing. Eat color.


Unexpected Honey Study Shows Woes of Nutrition Research

Nutrition research today sounds like cancer research decades ago, before researchers had the tools to understand the molecular and cellular triggers and switches that promote or curb cancerous growth.

Nutrition is ultimately a complex interaction with our evolutionary microbiome, which in turn drives much of our immune and stress response and body mass. Beyond this tantalizing glimpse we rarely go, because the big research dollars flow from pharmaceuticals, expensive medical treatments like cardiology, agribusiness and food processors, and not from fresh, minimally processed food.

So don’t hold your breath on big nutrition breakthroughs, but do make sure your grocery cart has more colorful food than colorful packaging.

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