thirteen short poems about death and what it might mean.

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Examining How Racism and Marijuana Intertwined in the 1930s

How the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was fueled by racism and instigated by greed.

The beginning of marijuana prohibition in the United States was about racism and greed more than it was about any potential dangers posed by smoking marijuana.

Less than one hundred years ago, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed. The Marihuana Tax Act didn’t exactly ban marijuana, but it did impose what was later deemed an unconstitutional tax on everyone involved in marijuana commerce.

In practice, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 resulted in the criminalization of marijuana, a common substance and plant that had been long used for its medicinal properties.

Within less than four decades, between 1900…


The street cars rushed by as people anxiously hung on to them while others smiled and held their hats in the air. The sidewalks were full of hungry and of focused faces. The air felt fresh and the clouds were clear under the bright sky.

Ernest stood on the crowded sidewalk. He wasn’t short but he wasn’t tall either. He was wearing a black suit with slimmed down pegged trousers up to his waist and an oversized coat. His hair was slicked back but growing long and he wore a scruffy beard that looked neat and well trimmed.

He was…


A Quick Guide

Stand up for what you believe is right and take action.

The need for politically active citizens is more important now than ever. The world is smarter, faster, and more plugged in than ever before in human history and yet we are plagued by environmental issues, gender discrimination, homophobia, racism, political and social issues, greed, and far many more problems that are holding back human progress.

Being an activist and standing up against the social injustice and other issues we see isn’t just about marching and protesting in the streets. Activism is about educating yourself and educating others around you. …


A Short Story

“What do you like?” she asked me.

She had long brown hair. A light complexion that made her light bright skin glow in the sunlight that was peering in through the window. She was wearing a long pink dress with a pair of black knee high boots.

In those days, I was mad out of my mind. High on existence and life. I was also a mess mentally. I was all over the place, lost, left for dead by my own ominous premonitions of the future of my existence. It was a pre-planned self-ransom of my soul.

“Ummmm,” I muttered…


a poem about the simple things, like…

With a joint in my hand I sleep comfortably
With a joint in my hand, I listen to The Velvet
Underground
With a joint in my hand I light the way down
a darkened…


a poem about living in the moment

We live on the edge
chasing a constantly fleeting moment,
waiting for a the next second to come
while we leave the present in the past.
we can never be full,
even with our bellies…


A Guide to Planning to The End

Manifest Success by Planning to the End and Taking Action Towards Your Goals

Individuals who have managed to come into financial, social, and political power have all arrived there through sheer perseverance and a strong desire to get to that physical or symbolic place. A desire or idea that was manifested into actionable steps and into reality.

Success very rarely arrives at your doorstep overnight. And when it does, you’re susceptible to losing it all if you’re unprepared. Similarly, if you fail to recognize when to stop, the success you’ve built becomes susceptible to collapsing under you. To create lasting success, we have to thoughtfully contemplate what it is we want.

The most…


For much of his career, Chris Benoit was considered one of the most talented technical professional wrestlers. Benoit was a Canadian-born wrestler who trained under Stu Hart’s Hart Dungeon. The same training school that produced wrestlers Bret and Owen Hart, Natalya, Brian Pilman, Chris Jericho, Roddy Piper, and Jushin Thunder Liger among other great talents. Benoit was a workhorse. He was dedicated to his craft unlike few others have ever been. He was a professional wrestler at heart but his undying passing for the squared-circle also led to Benoit’s unforeseen demise.

The Benoit tragedy is one of the darkest stories…


Modern contemporary history begins in the year 1945. The year the Second World War ended and came to a conclusive end. The war changed the lives of individuals in every corner of the globe. The repercussions of WWII transformed everything and art could no longer be approached the same way as before. The art and literary movements that were born from the seeds of destruction reflect what it means to be a human being in the mid-20th Century.

The literary and poetry movements that followed the war were far different than their early 20th Century counterparts. Literary movements such as…

Jeffrey Ramos

writer, poet, and occasional photographer. still figuring out the rest

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