If I could paint the sun, I would make it the color of a rainbow


Dear You,

“She says she wants to shine a light into the darkness,” but thinks a blog will not accomplish the deed. Does she not realize that with every eye that looks upon her words, a heart might possibly be softened? A mind might be altered slightly? The power to share, to care, and to allow ourselves to affect others…



Why is gay pride represented by rainbows? Closeted gay people historically used bright colors to signal their homosexuality to each other…

In 1978, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed what is believed to be the first modern gay pride flag by combining eight stripes, each a different color with its own symbolism: pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for the human spirit. When he wanted to manufacture the flag for sale, he found that hot pink wasn’t as available as the other colors, and so the flag dropped to seven colors. Baker later dropped indigo to maintain an even number, and the flag arrived at its contemporary six colors…

(Photo:  http://www.missouriskies.org/rainbow/february_rainbow_2006.html)

Andrew Sadek: A Life Lost Over 4.5 Grams


The Sadek tragedy is just the latest case in which someone arrested for a low-level drug crime has met a gruesome end after being forced to become a confidential informant by law enforcement.

Rachel Morningstar Hoffman was a 23-year-old psychology and criminology student at Florida State University when, on February 22, 2007, she was pulled over by police, who found 25 grams of marijuana in her car. On April 17, 2008, a raid on her apartment turned up five ounces of pot and four ecstasy pills… [Obviously, she was set up.]

In 2011, a 19-year-old transgender woman, Shelly Hilliard, was smoking a blunt on the balcony of a Motel 6 in Madison Heights, Michigan. When the cops arrived and searched her room, they discovered a half-ounce of marijuana…