Aug 23 2008

Just another day in paradise

Posted by J. Craig Canada in marijuana tickets, marijuana trial, tickets, trial

On the 11th & 12th I had court dates and I’ve tried to write about the results here several times. But every time it seems easier to bury myself entering data into my genealogy database or divert myself commenting on news items on the local newspaper’s website. And, by the way, they aren’t newspapers any Continue reading →

Aug 09 2008

Position Papers

I qualified to run for city council member for the City of Santa Cruz, California yesterday. Here is a link to the announcement in the local newspaper: Three more running for Santa Cruz council. Below is a list of my issues and positions. As I add items I will edit this page and add them Continue reading →

Aug 06 2008

Trial by Dunking

“Family lore has it that Katharn was “tried by ordeal” with the dunking stool, and that she was acquited because she obligingly died in witness to her innocence. Some kind of heresy was supposedly the charge. The following year, Richard Garner brought their four-year-old son to Farrar’s Island in Virginia.” She was my 10th ggrandmother Continue reading →

Aug 05 2008

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Posted by J. Craig Canada in robert norse, trial

In about an hour I am to be sentenced for peeing in public. It’s not something I would ordinarily do, but something I was forced to do, not just once, but on a daily basis by the meanness and cruelty that is a daily and ongoing experience for the poor and unfortunate here in Compassion Continue reading →