Posts in category "Culture"

Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold

Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold
You just have to know when to fold. Well readers we just folded our hand in the game of applying for a cannabis cultivation license. Most potential backers out there want to wait until you have a license to put money on the table. The few resources we found dried up at the last minute.... Read more »

Message to Big Pharma: Have a toke and a smile and shut the “f” up

Message to Big Pharma: Have a toke and a smile and shut the “f” up
Years ago Richard Pryor had this joke in which someone was talking to him and he really didn’t want to hear it. His reply was “have a coke and a smile and shut the f—-k up. I thought what a great tee shirt this would make. Have a toke and a smile and shut the... Read more »

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick
If you haven’t heard of worker cooperatives, you’re in the company of a lot of people. If you talk about this corporate structure at some cocktail parties, you might be labeled a socialist. Fear not what others might call you. At least you will not have to feel sorry for yourself for being called a... Read more »
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The GreenTown Chicago Vs Wheel of Misfortunate Host

The GreenTown Chicago Vs Wheel of Misfortunate Host
This week has been a real push and pull on my climate consciousness. We had been looking forward to attending the GreenTown Conference at University of Illinois for weeks. This would be our first opportunity to show off the model of our project in Bronzeville to a large conference. The conference was also packed with... Read more »

Mariano’s Market and Chicago Politics

I attended a meeting yesterday at the CHA offices. The heads-up went out by email from several quarters of the community late in the afternoon prior to the meeting. The topic that drew so many of us to 60 East Van Buren was the proposed Mariano’s Market on the old Ida B. Wells housing site... Read more »

Risky Business: Marijuana

Risky Business: Marijuana
I promised my readers that my next article would be on the risks associated with being in the legal (by state) marijuana business. Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug (having no medical efficacy, so they say) and illegal by federal laws. One of the consequences of that is that marijuana, be it... Read more »
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Pot of Gold: Or the Outlook for Marijuana Business

Pot of Gold: Or the Outlook for Marijuana Business
This week the Congress Hotel was the site of the Canna Business Money Show. There is no doubt about it marijuana cultivating, dispensing and infusing in all manner of products is no hippie, long hair, bead wearing, beat up blue jeans and old Sargent Pepper reminiscent clothing industry. These were serious business people in attendance.... Read more »

Top Chef?

Top Chef?
Bloggers have the latitude to write about whatever they like or in this case don’t like. So, today I am expressing my absolute disgust for this season’s finale awarding the title of “Top Chef” to Nicholas Elmi.  If you don’t follow this “reality” show here’s a quick description.  A bunch of chefs compete for cash... Read more »

Skype: A New Curse Word

Skype: A New Curse Word
I am one of those people who when confronted with a stream of curse words on the street, on public transportation or elsewhere that don’t seem to have any relevance to the spouting person being angry or momentarily in the throes of pain because they have just dropped a big weight on their foot, am... Read more »
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Christmas: 'Tis the Season for Tradition

Christmas: 'Tis the Season for Tradition
I love Christmas.  My earliest memories are Christmas celebrations at my older sister’s house.  Our grandmother cooked for an army. I learned to make rolls from scratch while sitting in the kitchen with her.  Gumbo was usually on the menu and as far as I can remember everything was scrumptious except the family traditional oyster... Read more »
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