The Great Marijuana Hoax
A few people don't like the experience and report back to the language world that it's a drag. But the vast majority all over the world who have smoked the several breaths necessary to feel the effect, adjust to the strangely familiar sensation of Time slow-down, and explore this new space thru natural curiosity, report that it's a useful area of mind-consciousness to be familiar with. Marijuana is a metaphysical herb less habituating than tobacco, whose smoke is no more disruptive than Insight.
This essay, conceived by a mature middle-aged gentleman, the holder at present of a Guggenheim Fellowship for creative writing, a traveler on many continents with experience of customs and modes of different cultures, is dedicated to those who have not smoked marijuana, who don't know exactly what it is but have been influenced by sloppy, or secondhand, or unscientific, or (as in the case of drug-control bureaucracies) definitely self-interested language used to describe the marijuana high pejoratively. I offer the pleasant suggestion that a negative approach to the whole issue (as presently obtains in what are aptly called square circles in the USA) is not necessarily the best, and that it is time to shift to a more positive attitude toward this specific experience. 1 If one is not inclined to have the experience oneself, this is a free country and no one is obliged to have an experience merely because friends, family, or business acquaintances have had it and report themselves pleased. On the other hand, an equal respect and courtesy are required for the sensibilities of one's familiars for whom the experience has not been closed off by the door of Choice.
Night Court: Temple thumps Kansas; Sooners' 39-0 run a new NCAA record
Temple gets its biggest win in at least two seasons.
When Kansas ' season comes to an end, the odds are good that it will have only suffered two embarrassing losses that totaled 25 points or more.
The first coming against Kentucky, back on Nov. 18.
The second against Temple , which happened Monday night.
Kentucky's already nearing lock status for a No. 1 seed.
But Temple may not even reach the NCAA Tournament .
It's been a quizzical first six weeks of college basketball, already a season that's seen too many teams from power conferences take on bad losses. Kansas is now part of that batch -- and that's no damning slight to Temple, which is an improving AAC club. Losing to the Owls in a road game, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly? That's not good ... but reasonable. It's the sheer nature and style of this outcome -- that's where the notoriety and level of shock lies here.
"We didn't execute, we were careless with the ball," Jayhawks coach Bill Self said. "There's a lot things that our margin for error isn't as great, so, you know, if you generate points of your defense or off offensive rebounds, that would be a little different. But tonight we didn't do that. Tonight we played tired."