If you want to develop a drug addiction, come to Alberta and become an alcoholic. You just might get your LSD for free. You know, I’m sorry, but I suspect users of LSD have been describing it as a ‘spiritual experience’ for a good 50 years or so, but all of a sudden some hoity-toity intellectual type says it and we’ll discuss funding a program to treat alcoholism with LSD?
Ooohh, and shocking, it comes out that there were tests done in Saskatchewan back in the 50s and 60s? Insert various farmer jokes here.
I’ll be the first to admit it. I’ve had some stupid ideas. You know the puffy white trails that follow jets through the sky? About 30 years ago, I thought those were people going to heaven.
If I said that’s what they were now, people would ask me what I’d been smoking.
This is the typical ‘think inside the box’ approach I’ve come to expect from government types. We won’t think about making people addiction-free. No, no, why think about that?
Instead, we’ll think about getting them off our assigned ‘drug’ or ‘naughty beverage’ or whatever. What do we care if we get them off booze by using drugs? We’re only supposed to get them off booze.
It’s a bit like saying the object is to make these people cancer free, so since this guy has cancer in his leg, we’ll just cut it off.
No, no. The object is to cure the cancer. To cure the addiction. Not to replace one problem with another because you think it’s an easy solution.
Yeah, you knew it couldn’t last long. A whole week without me ranting away.
But I have some more B’con photos.
Kim Reis – who won an ARC of my book. Kim was a lot of fun to hang out with.
Do you see what we all have in common?
Alex Brett and Neil Plakcy on their panel.
It was always easy to find the parties.
Laura Lippman learned about the perils of bowling.
Bill Cameron and Anne Frasier
That’s all folks! Jen Jordan and John Rickards.
And, as though my blog doesn’t have enough about my opinions, I took part in a three-way interview on reviewing. I had a chance to meet Jeri Westerson at Bouchercon, and she’s great.
It was an interesting interview and it certainly made me think, again, about why I hate reviewing.
A couple of housekeeping things. I understand the blog isn’t looking as grand in Internet Explorer. Thanks to Naomi, who left a note about that. I’m not sure what I can do, but I’ll fiddle around with it as soon as I have a chance to bang my head against the code wall.
I have actually always found my blog looks crummy in IE. But I use Safari…