Mother's Day Memory

On Mother’s Day a year ago, my son died and then he didn’t.  Wonderful folks in a helicopter came and took him away and now he plays outside barefoot and freckled.  Below the fold is the story.  Here is just a reminder that CALSTAR membership is only $45 a year and could save your family. Below is the story I

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To My Mother on Her Birthday: How Your Lilies Pulled Me Under

Spilling over the hillside Splashing against the asphalt Bright white foam dripping over leafy waves. Scores of lilies rush against the road. Tumbling in the wind, wet from rain, scooping up the sun, tossing light across the glass–dragging me, a reluctant swimmer, from my car into their sea. Drenching me Refreshing me Until revived I pull myself to shore. Behind

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Sunshine and Shadow: Two Views of the Marijuana Culture and the Children Raised in it?

Sunshine and Shadow Frequent Photo “… trauma is a way of life for children raised in the marijuana industry. From a very early age, they are taught that they cannot tell strangers what their parents do for a living. The idea that a child could be responsible for having a parent taken away and thrown in jail by accidentally speaking

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50 Years

Mom and Dad Frequent Photo 50 years ago today, Neil Kemp and Myrna Hollis married.  Together they made a home that centers a community of friends and family. With their love and their time, they have created opportunities for us to build relationships with each other.  They’ve provided a foundation that we all look to in times of trouble.  The

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