Nearly all great and epic stories โ€“ at least the unbelieveable ones, like sweet fairy tales โ€“ begin the same way. Therefore, so shall I. But my story is not sweet. Once upon a time, while in my forty-third year, I was a married woman living...

Iโ€™m here, again. Iโ€™m watching my wife die, again. Iโ€™m standing on a country road, a country road not far from our house. Itโ€™s dark. Iโ€™m not sure if itโ€™s night or early morning; the only immediate light source is coming from my wifeโ€™s overturned...

In the wake of the 2016 American election, several changes occurred in the country. One of the more highly publicized and celebrated of these developments was Californiaโ€™s legalization of marijuana for recreational use. While the objective impact has thus far been quite subtle, a small...