Driving under the influence of marijuana

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The National on CBC-TV tonight had a good investigative report on marijuana and how, in states such as Washington, police are dealing with drivers under the herb’s influence. (Yes, they call it a drug, but it is an herb . . . I digress.)

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Lesbian sex in women’s prisons: So what, Teresa Giudice?

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This post originally appeared in LGBT Perspectives.

Lesbian sex was rampant in women’s prison!, screams numerous headlines in one form or another over reports about a new book by actress Teresa Giudice.

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Jian Ghomeshi trial: BDSM under the microscope?

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A sensational — and salacious — trial is about to begin in Canada next week that will have many in the BDSM community looking on with great interest and, no doubt, with some concern about how BDSM and D/s lifestyles might be portrayed.

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Nudism/Naturism: Of communes, colonies and other living arrangements

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Great minds think similarly, if not exactly alike, sometimes.

Today I woke up in a hippie kind of mood, starting off my day viewing and listening on YouTube to Country Joe and the Fish doing the “fixing do die” thing at Woodstock . . . “Gimme an F . . .”

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Car notes: Where’s the spare tire?

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The 2016 Camaro: The picture does not do this car justice:

The 2016 Camaro: The picture does not do this car justice.

So there I was today, at the local GM dealership sitting in a $50,000 black Camaro SS. It’s the only 2016 model they have — it’s in the showroom, of course, because you don’t leave a car like that out in the ice and snow on the lot.

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Nudism/Naturism: A nudist colony?

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Not a nudist colony: Families swim at naturist camping spot Monts de Bussy, Haute-Vienne, France. (Photo: Alain Tanguay/Wikipedia)

Not a nudist colony: Families swim at naturist camping spot Monts de Bussy, Haute-Vienne, France. (Photo: Alain Tanguay/Wikipedia)

I hear the term every once in a while, often in a less-than-serious context: someone cracks a joke about “a nudist colony.”

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ISIS, Al-Qaeda and superstition: The terrified become terrorists

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We’ve been reminded once again of how so much of the world is still steeped in superstition and ignorance — and the fear and violence that too often accompanies it.

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Hydro-Quebec: What about burying ALL power lines?

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“Expect wind gusts up to 90 km/h.”

That’s the weather forecast for the Montreal region — the St. Lawrence Valley — tonight, along with rain and temperatures that will fall from plus 5 or 6C to minus 7C or so.

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Nudism/Naturism: Back to the gym!

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I’m in Ottawa today for a swim and gym event with my naturism group, the Ottawa Naturists. It’s our first event since mid-December, and I am so looking forward to playing some basketball and then soaking in the hot tub afterward — and, yes, swimming in the pool.

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