Just your average stay at home dad luckily enough to have a beautiful daughter and a wife who supports her husbands creative inclinations.Hoping to write regularly so come back often if you like what you read, or just because your lonely.
So you want to work with weed do ya?
As cannabis becomes legal more and more places around the world there seems to be a growing fascination with the industry. Having worked at a production warehouse for about a month now (So basically an expert.) I feel I have enough knowledge to give a 411 on what its like working on the production side of the curtain. Hopefully this article will answer some burning questions any curious minds have out there and if you're actually thinking about getting into the business give you a heads up about what to expect.
More Suggestions for Vocal
Awhile back I wrote a piece sharing a few ideas I had to improve Vocal. You can read them by clicking here. Ever since that warm reception I have jotted down ideas as they came to me to help improve the site (Or at least give me something to publish and get those juicy reads.). I hope no one working at Vocal will take these ideas as a criticism I really do enjoy the site and the community I’ve found here but I think improvements can always be made. Also sorry in advance if any of these features do presently exist and I’m just too technologically illiterate to notice them.
In praise of Solar Ash
Most games today just aren't for me these days. I'm no longer young and lean with plenty of time to spend in front of a screen. Instead now I have fun things to deal with like a 9–5 job (Read all about it.), a loving wife, a small child, car payments to be made, rent to be paid, and plenty of other things that if I think to hard will make my head ache. Don't get me wrong my life isn't bad, could be a lot worse, trust me I've been their, and it's not a fun place to be so I'm not complaining but sometimes something comes along that is beautiful and makes you feel strong, something to brighten your day and make you feel all warm and fuzzy like a well insulated sarong. For me that little something just happens to be, Solar Ash a video game you have to see to believe.
High in the sky you join two clubs
“Really I don’t know where it is,” you say impatiently trying to keep your phone pinched between your shoulder and ear while rolling your suitcase slowly forward with one hand and fishing for your ID and ticket with the other. The line wasn’t long so you knew you had to be ready, despite the TSA calling people forward one at a time surging the line forward in sporadic quanta increments.
Martin Luther King
On January 17 millions of Americans will stay home from work in honor of Martin Luther King. Even those who are not fortunate enough to get the day off will no doubt be reminded of him as they scroll through their various social media feeds. You will see friends, family, (Especially.) politicians, and even businesses quoting or referencing him, commending his accomplishment and claiming to eximplify some aspect of him. Television shows and podcasts will discuss him at nausea. Almost all of these conversations will be focused in one of two areas, his work on civil rights and voting rights. Now let me be the first to say that he deserves all the recognition he gets in these areas, no question. However I want to ask a question a teacher once posed to my class in gig school, did Martin Luther King want to help the poor? Most of us would answer yes, in fact that was how we all answered in my freshman year of high school too. It seemed obvious, all of us having heard of the March on Washington and his I Have a Dream Speech, his work on the Birmingham Campaign, so we all assumed that he wanted to do something for the poor. With all of us on the same page my teacher asked another question, what did he do for them or was he trying to do for them? Being high school freshmen this may surprise you that none of us could come up with compelling answer. The sad truth is though that most adults, heck many people reading this probably can’t tell you what he was really trying to do for the economically challenged. My teacher though had an answer, The Poor Peopls’s Campaign and a guaranteed income.
Today was the first day of my new job as a joint packer. This is my story (the Law & Order intro sound effects play in the background.) no names have been mentioned due to privacy concerns. Please enjoy this peek into my journey as I enter into the new and bustling industry of cannabis.
An Influencer to watch: Stanzi Potenza
I’m not the biggest fan of social media if I’m being honest. I much prefer the long format of traditional television rarely even watching YouTube videos under three minutes long. However to avoid acknowledging the ever looming entropy that is life I will sometimes brave venturing outside of my hobbit hole looking for a star who’s brightness can make me forget about the darkness for just a little while. If you have similar feelings, I would suggest seeing a therapist and working on your mental health. If doesn’t suite your fancy than I present to you Stanzi Potenza. A snazzy dresser who makes hilarious videos, across Youtube, TikTok and Instagram (Picture featured above.) Stanzi Potenza is definitely someone who if you haven’t been following you really should. If you don’t believe me I will spend the rest of this article telling you why…
“Thank the rules of thermodynamics,” you say slumping into the stiff chair in your works break room. Lunch had finally been called, not an end to the day but a much needed break. You let gravity stretch your legs as you took out your sandwich, taking bites while pulling your phone from your pocket.
I recently start a job that has 12 hour shifts. The usual response I get from people, ‘how what why are you okay?’ A reasonable question if you’ve never had to work such long arduous hours. Today being a kind of snow day I thought it would be interesting to keep a record of my day. This is that record (Imagine Law & Order sound effects in your head.).
Suggestions to improve Vocal
I was recently reading about some of the changes coming to Vocal and it got me thinking about ideas I would like to see the Vocal staff implement in the future. So here are three suggestions I hope the wonderful people running this thing will take a look at and think about implementing. (Also if you do have these features and I’m just too dumb to figure out how to use them let me know and I’ll put back on my dunce hat and go sit in the corner.)
Erotic Work Tales : Builder of Bears
The day had the feeling of any other week day you thought as you settled into your shift. Your clientele mostly consisted of kids to young for school or those with the day off. A few young couples from time to time. Parents coming into purchase replacements and schedule parties or the like. You worked at the mall in Build A Bear after all, so your clientele was pretty predictable, the occasionally weird creepo aside it was a pretty good job, if boringly predictable.Than he came in, tucked in shirt, tense shoulders and small little notepad, looking more like an auditor than a customer.
The painter in the park
Going into work had never been fun for you. Your larger frame coupled with the predominantly male work force meant that harassment was a regular part of your work day. Than the pandemic had hit and you had been able to work in blessed peace, lounging around in your pajamas, your desk messy as you’d like, basic hygiene now an option as opposed to a requirement. You began to take regular walks and explore your neighborhood finding that a small park with branching trails that lead into the nearby forested mountains was right around the corner. It had become a regular attraction for you especially because few others seemed to gather their. Most days on your lunch break you could be found lounging under your favorite tree shielded by a myriad of greenery creating a viridian wall between you and any others participating in nature that day. You had the feeling of a spy as you watched the few people coming and going, a barely visible holes sprinkled with beams of light your only windows to the rest of the world. With this new destination helping you to establish a routine your life began to take on a comforting regiment as the days blended together in that ever churning mixer that is time. The only worries you had were that one day the pandemic would end and you would have to start interacting with people again.