Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado

This topic is a dicey one, eh? Should we line the state coffers now for future rehab programs? Perhaps the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program might need a little review, this was in my 5th and 6th grade public school curriculum.

Interestingly enough, I am not overly concerned about  my children’s future when it comes to this particular law. The negative effects will reveal themselves, if there are any. To be clear, people are already addicted to pharmaceutical drugs and marijuana might be a better choice. Consider it a step in the right direction.

The fear is it will only make drug abuse more common, prevalent, and overwhelming. If we give our kids a good head on their shoulders, hopefully they will make the right choices when they are given the chance. It’s all about creating the kind of leaders the world needs to be a better place.

Regulate the driving laws if you want to make a positive change. Not just for marijuana levels though, for all drugs. All prescriptions that recommend against driving should have some control measures. Should we place a ridiculous fine for driving while under the influence of anything mind altering, we already pick on alcohol like it is poison- oh wait, it is poison.

Driving is not a right, it is a privilege. Don’t forget folks, you can take your kids license away too. We have veto power because we are responsible for their actions until they are adults.

My most concerning worry is my kids (or myself) will be killed in a car accident by someone under the influence of something. This is far more likely, right?

Let’s get some perspective from others on why this is a good or bad move for Colorado.

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I am a Writer.

I am in the process of reinventing my life, perhaps my 30 year milestone ushered the newfound urge to embrace who I really have been this whole time. My confidence is driven by my desire to do good, not only for myself but to put into the world good things, so there is more good than there was before I came. And no, I will not make any religious assertions, so there is relief there. I do respect other’s belief systems, as any open-minded and thoughtful person would.
So here it is:

I am a writer.

Whew, that felt good! So I write that a lot, because it helps me remember that I am a writer. The psychological effect of writing this is reinforcing and reassuring. Now when people ask me to tell them about myself I am getting better at admitting I am a writer. Wait a minute, did I just reference the word “admit”? As if it is this problem I need to get over? Well, this word is inserted quite intentionally. I struggle with the idea of doing “some” “thing”, making something, or being someone, or whatever it is that people need to do/be in order to make $. Actual dollars. Can I just be what I want? If I get paid for it, even better! So I admit, I am a writer, and hopefully there will be someone who knows someone who needs a writer. Perhaps, my name will be mentioned, and if I am lucky, so will my information so I can be contacted about said writing work. *wink<nudge<nudge

Until I get this writing work I seek, I will write anyway. As Carol Tice encourages, if you want to be a successful writer, "write a lot, keep writing, write some more". So I write, a lot, and I keep writing, and then I write some more. While I am admitting my deep dark secrets here's one to chew on and I will also admit, my perfect English grammar is on it's way (in other words, it's not here yet). However, my interest in the nature of this world, paired with my observations, and my experience working with the public, I think we will find enough topics in common for many of you to engage and appreciate my presence in this whole "blogosphere" world thingy. I know you know what I mean… Everyone started from the beginning one day, right?

So look past those little perfect english grammar book mistakes, and look into the content. What it is that is being said, and question yourself… is your writing perfect?