IT’S INTERNATIONAL WEED DAY!
But first, from USA Today:
20 years later, Columbine survivors still struggle with ‘new normal’
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, and survivors are still processing the shocking tragedy that left 13 dead and 21 others wounded at the hands of two teenage gunmen at a high school in suburban Colorado. Former students like Sean Graves, who was 15 when he was shot six times by his two classmates, struggle with the physical and mental wounds they suffered. “I’m in the history books,” Graves said. “I didn’t choose the cards we were dealt. We just have to play them.” The Associated Press notes the community will mark the anniversary with community service projects and a ceremony remembering and honoring the victims. The events in and around the community surrounding Columbine end a three-day slate of somber ceremonies.
I’ve seen a lot of stories about Columbine today. My first reaction is that this is not a national news story. Rehashing tragedies is not news. But then I noticed something – the media isn’t mentioning the names of the killers or showing their pictures. That is a positive step because the idea of becoming (in)famous is part of what motivates these sickos.
Christians celebrate Easter as Passover continues
It’s a holy weekend for major religions across the globe. Christians celebrate Easter on Sunday, marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Jews, Passover continues and marks the Israelites’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt. The holidays include traditions that have crossed into the secular world (like the Easter egg), and many businesses will be closed. We’ve tracked which ones will be open Sunday (like Walmart, Whole Foods and Sears). It’s a similar story for restaurants, but these national chains will be open. Staying in? We’ve gathered a list of shows and movies to binge watch.
Why do we call the day Christ was executed “Good Friday?”
‘High’ priority deals for 4/20
Saturday is 4/20, aka Weed Day or Pot Day, and that means specials for cannabis fans across the country, regardless of whether they can legally buy pot in their state or not. This year, more major restaurant chains are getting in the holiday mood, including Pizza Hut and Boston Market. Carl’s Jr. says it is testing a CBD burger at one Denver location, only on Saturday. Also, thanks to a partnership between a cannabis dispensary and Ben & Jerry’s, some lucky California residents will be able to get a free pint Half Baked ice cream. Check out our full list of deals that will help you save some green this weekend.
I hit the nearest dispensary (in Modesto) on Thursday to stock up with cannabis edibles, aka my “Mom medicine.” It’s great for relieving stress caused by elderly parents.
I have yardwork to do. So what’s up with y’all this weekend?