Decriminalizing Cannabis in Virginia

Decriminalizing Cannabis in Virginia

By Al Markowitz Legalization of marijuana, or cannabis, around the country continues to spread. Medical marijuana is available in Washington D.C. Maryland has decriminalized possession of small quantities. I’ve read about progress in our state. I was fortunate...
A Climate of Resistance

A Climate of Resistance

By Al Markowitz After a relatively warm winter, things were blooming early in our area. Spring is now officially here and with it come the most recent reports on the state of our global climate. As you might guess, the news isn’t good. The World Meteorological...
Winter in America: Who Let the Dogs Out?

Trumpism: Triumph of the Shills

By Al Markowitz Of all the things that bothered me about the recent electoral season, I found the ugly rise and empowerment of hate-groups and the neo-fascist right the most disturbing. Beyond partisan politics, it is obvious that we as a nation have a serious...
Winter in America: Who Let the Dogs Out?

Planting for a Future

By Al Markowitz In my last article on the state of our worsening climate reality – a subject not given nearly the attention needed in this election season – I focused on solutions. One of the more important solutions I wrote about is Permaculture farming as a way to...