My first attempt at rolling a joint was rather pathetic. It looked more like a small turd covered in paper than something to be smoked. And not knowing to remove the twigs and seeds — of which it had many — the loosely rolled number disconcertingly popped and crackled each time I took a hit of it. Was there something wrong with the pot? Had I been ripped off by the dropout with … [Read more...]
About Ben Shaberman
Ben’s first book, The Vegan Monologues, is a collection of humorous and reflective essays and commentaries that were carried previously by a variety of media including: The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, VegNews, NPR, Sky & Telescope, and Clean Sheets Erotica Magazine. The book was published in 2009 by Apprentice House at the Loyola University of Maryland. By day, Ben is a science writer for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, reporting on research for inherited retinal diseases. He also holds a master of arts in poetry from Johns Hopkins University. You can find him at BenShaberman.com.