April 15, 2021

The Weed That Helped Merle Haggard Perform Into His Seventies Will Soon Be Available In Colorado

first_imgIf your image of Merle Haggard is the “Okie From Muskogee,” then clearly you didn’t know Merle Haggard in the 2000’s. According to a new feature in Rolling Stone, Haggard not only warmed up to the use of marijuana, but relied on it heavily to tour in the later years of his life.As the story goes, Haggard grew medicinal marijuana on his 280-acre ranch in California, and was particularly fond of sativas. Eyeing the new marijuana market in Colorado, his family had partnered up with Colorado Weed Co. to expand the operation, but unfortunately Haggard passed away on April 9th, 2016. Since then, his family has been working with the Colorado Weed Co. to get Haggard’s weed in distribution.“The sativas kept him going, kept him creative, kept him getting out there and being able to play,” says Colorado Weed Co.’s Michael Smith in the interview. Thus, the new strain – which will be called Merle’s Girls – will soon hit the shops in Colorado. They plan to expand into Washington, Oregon, and California in the coming years.Though Merle Haggard will always be remembered for his music, 420-friendly fans will now have a new way to honor his legacy.last_img read more

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Who do people say I am?

first_img Tweet 332 Views   one comment Share Share FaithLifestyle Who do people say I am? by: – September 15, 2012center_img Share Sharing is caring! Jesus raised this question when it was still unclear what his contemporaries were making of him. From the answers the disciples gave, it’s clear that there was no unanimity among the people about who he was. We, however, couldn’t give those same answers today. It couldn’t possibly occur to us, for example, to confuse Jesus with John the Baptist.The issues for us are different. ‘Who do people say I am’ does not make us think principally about his identity. We are concerned with other things. Many people today, for instance, say regarding Jesus that that they can worship him in private without going to Church. In one sense, the sentiment is perfectly in order. The day is coming, Jesus said in John’s gospel, when believers will worship the Father “not on any hill or mountain,” but will worship Him “in spirit and in truth.” And that, of course, you can do anywhere, including the confines of your own room.And yet, faith has a necessary public dimension. It involves not just private but also public witness, and this has been the case since the beginning of Christianity. In the Acts of the Apostles, the early followers of Jesus, many of whom had actually seen him, or had had, we must assume, some actual encounter with him, used to gather in homes for prayer and the breaking of bread. Later history also shows that Christianity has never entailed purely private witness. Even in periods of great prosecution, when Christians could have easily and understandably taken refuge in privacy, they often chose instead the dangerous course under the threat of death of secretly meeting in different houses for the Eucharist. They deliberately chose this way to give public testimony to their faith, and keep the memory of Jesus alive. It was so under the Communists in Russia and China, and in Ireland in the time of persecution by the British.We have no such choices to make; we face no such fear-inducing circumstances or conditions. Why then do we make such a boast of the claims of privacy? One remark you often hear regarding Church attendance today is that services are boring. Sometimes they are, of course. A deaf and dumb person knows and sees that. But this is something that afflicts not only Church services. For many people today work is boring, marriage is boring, life on the whole is boring.How do we deal with that? There are different kinds of boredom in life, and ways of dealing with them that are also different. If you’re watching a TV program at night, for instance, and you find it boring, you can use your remote to switch to something else. If you find this sermon boring, you have the consolation of knowing that I can’t go on forever; I must stop at some point. If you’re in a cinema and you find the movie boring, you can just get up and leave. But if you find your life as a whole boring, what do you do? Clearly the remedy will not be as easy as flicking a remote or getting up and going somewhere else. You will need a response of greater complexity. What do we do about boring Church services? One important thing we can’t do is leave our liturgies to chance. In other words, we must plan our celebrations; we must sing things that are accessible and appropriate; preach sermons that speak to people’s needs; and – and this I where you come in – we have to cultivate prayer on our own. Good services depend significantly on the prayer life we bring to them. We have to come, in other words, with something in order to find something.This doesn’t take care of everything. These are difficult times for religion. There’s no easy way round that. It’s a time that calls for special discipline. We have to accustom ourselves to praying in season and out of season, when the mood is upon us and when it isn’t. We have to learn not to depend so much on external stimuli and draw on our own internal resources of resilience. I wish I could propose easier ways of dealing with the issue, but I’m afraid – at least my conviction is that there’s really no easier way of doing so.By: Henry Charles PhDlast_img read more

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Syracuse breaks through late in 2-1 overtime win over Miami

first_img Published on October 23, 2015 at 12:15 am Contact Matt: [email protected] Syracuse spent all night waiting for something to happen. It had seen balls deflected off the crossbar, touches taken too wide, poorly executed one-on-ones and shots swallowed up and poked away up by Miami goalkeeper Catalina Perez, who always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.Staring down its 11th loss and five minutes away from blinking, the Orange needed a big play, and it finally got it from the senior captain.Jackie Firenze punched in the tying goal with five minutes remaining to send the game into overtime and Alex Lamontagne snuck a a shot by Perez just 34 seconds into the second overtime period as Syracuse (6-10-1, 2-6 Atlantic Coast) battled back from behind to defeat Miami (5-10, 2-6) 2-1 Thursday night at SU Soccer Stadium.“You can’t always be perfect,” Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon said. “(But) I thought the players put themselves in the position to do well.”For much of the second half, the Orange looked to be falling back on familiar habits. Scoring opportunities arose in abundance, but SU wasn’t able to convert.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFirenze’s corner kick just minutes into the game hit the top of the crossbar and bounced harmlessly onto the back of the net.Midway through the first half, Syracuse’s Eva Gordon, with two Miami players flanked on her side, gathered a bouncing ball in front of the box with a clean look at the net and hit the it high out of bounds. She turned around slowly and walked away with her hands on her head.“I felt that we were doing enough to win the game,” Wheddon said. “ … we felt that we were gonna get one.”But even after increasing its offensive pressure in the second half, Syracuse still didn’t have the results to show for it.Gordon fired a shot from well outside the box in the 53rd minute that climbed the ladder toward the upper left-hand corner of the goal before Perez lunged up to punch it away.And with 14 minutes remaining, Sheridan Street bent over to deliver a pass that met a streaking Alexis Koval. The only thing in front of Koval was the wet grass and Perez, but the forward took a bad touch and the ball went sliding all the way to the endline.“I think what happens sometimes is the conditions,” Wheddon said. “As the evening wore on it’s late, it’s very very slick.”Still, the pressure set the stage for the goal that helped rewrite the script. Gordon got a ball in the box and put a dribble-move on the defender before dumping the ball back to Firenze.But there wasn’t much of a celebration. While her teammates ran back to their positions on the other side of the field, the senior was the only one who jogged over to the Syracuse bench to exchange high-fives. Her facial expression remained unchanged, and Firenze later noted that SU had said they weren’t coming off the field unless they got the win.“We’ve been through similar situations and we know how it feels to lose,” Firenze said. “And we had the opportunity to feel the other side of it … It was a do or die sort of thing.”The momentum carried, and in a season that has seen a wealth of wasted opportunities, Syracuse made sure this one didn’t get away.The Orange held Miami at bay in the first overtime period, and just seconds after the public address announcer called the start of the second overtime, Lamontagne gathered a through-ball from Stephanie Skilton and snaked her way into the box, threading a shot past Perez and into the back of the net.Five minutes away from a loss, Syracuse had secured a win just 15 minutes later.“We needed perseverance,” Lamontagne said. “We needed that final goal, we needed that final shot. We kept pushing.”After the game, the Syracuse coaches and players lingered around the benches.Firenze, whose game-tying goal was her first of the season, approached Wheddon with a smile and was met with a hug and a whisper in the ear.“He just said it was about time I scored a goal,” Firenze said. “He’s right … it felt good.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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