Sunday, July 17, 2016

Please Help Us Publish Librarians With Spines

This is your chance to be part of a unique publishing endeavor. Yago S. Cura and Max Macias are co-editing a book of essays written by specifically invited librarians who we feel have some of the best minds in the world. We need help with funds for publishing. Please consider giving what you can to help us create this one of a kind work. We plan on continuing with a series of unique, forward-thinking and courageous librarian works from outstanding minds in the Information world.

My name is Max Macias and my Co-editor is Yago Cura. We are seeking help publishing an invitational anthology of radical essays written by exceptional librarians, many of whom are also librarians of color. All funds will be used for publishing and promotional costs. We are projecting to publish this anthology of essays by May, 2017. Few books have been written about how information and culture impact the creation of knowledge. Even fewer books critique how oppression is bolstered and enhanced by cultural concepts that are embedded in our information. Since information is important to all of us as librarians and consumers of information, these essays will seek to fill the void described above. One of the things we are trying to understand is the relationship between culture and information, and how this impacts the creation of knowledge. 

These essays will range in theme from colonialism and whiteness in library science to representation in children’s literature. Going beyond what has been written in the past on this subject and bringing together a diverse group of great librarians is the goal of this endeavor. These essays will attempt to move LIS forward in the areas of culture, information and education. You will not only be helping us publish this work, but you will be helping the field and profession of Library Science with your support. Please give anything you can to help us change the field of library related publishing. Description: Hinchas Press invites original chapters for a new volume. 

This edited volume seeks to understand culture and its impact on information and knowledge in LIS and Education in general. We seek contributors involved in the ongoing critique of information and culture in the United States and Canada and the rest of the Americas--especially those who are interested in sharing and speaking candidly about their experiences with culture and information in libraries, authorship, books, films, comics, other media and in education. This monograph will offer multiple views and insights from the greatest minds in LIS during the second decade of the 21st century. 

These essays will cover major breakthroughs, barriers to progress, cultural innovation and information, and radical thinking in libraries and in education and other vital areas. What progress has LIS made regarding major problems concerning information and culture? What successes have individuals had creating change? What do great contemporary librarians think about colonialism, feminism, multiculturalism, religion and race, intersectionality and other social justice and equity issues? This compilation will be edited by two of today’s shakers and movers in information and culture: Max Macias and Yago 

Topics to consider from a theoretical and/or practical perspective: Information, culture and user needs Computers and culture Whiteness in Libraries and Education Women and computers in libraries Open educational resources and representation Microaggressions in education, academia, in print Cultural representation in children’s literature Cultural representation in comics Erotica and Information in libraries Sexual identity and collection development Classism in LIS education and librarian culture Hip-Hop culture in libraries...

 Below is the golden ticket we sent invited authors and a link to our GoFundMe drive.  

Please give what you can.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Your Death Will Be Our Reality Television For The Day or 21st Century Lynchings

Black dead bodies pile up on the television screens across the nation.

While there is a 'debate' about force by some fancy people in some fancy room.

Children live in terror everywhere.

Educated grown men and women tremble at the sight of a police officer.
These are lynchings that puts the Klan to shame.

This is Freedom in the US at the beginning of the 21st century.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hush Canna BHO Cartridge Review: Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel has been a favorite of mine since I discovered it.  I love the sativa rush--right to my head--it can be like a freight train sometimes--BOOM!  And I'm off working on some project with a focus that can otherwise be purchased.

Here is what Leafly says about Sour Diesel:
Sour Diesel, sometimes called Sour D, is an invigorating sativa named after its pungentdiesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers energizing, dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour Diesel to its legendary status. Stresspain, and depression fade away in long-lasting relief that makes Sour Diesel a top choice among medical patients. This strain took root in the early 90's with cannabis breeder Chem Dog, and it is believed to have descended from Chemdawg,Northern Lights, and a Skunk phenotype.  Source:
Leafly's Sour Diesel Strain review

It was a nice surprise to get a Sour Diesel sample of Hush Canna BHO cartridge.  I received a 1/2 gram cartridge and it lasted me approximately 2.5 weeks.  I used it multiple times daily for pain relief and for energy.  This strain also relieves anxiety and depression.  It's effects are energizing and long lasting.  Remember,  even recreational customers can get up to a gram of concentrates per day in Oregon now.

When I look for cartridges, I am always looking for higher THC and this one didn't fail to impress.

Here is the breakdown for the 1/2 gram cartridge I received:

Total THC: 73.63%
Total CBD: 0.61%
Total Cannabinoids: 74.92%

Here is the lab report for this BHO: 

The cannabis that this oil was created from was grown in house by Hush Farms from Oregon.  The taste is diesely in a such a good way.  Hush has a gift for tasting on the exhale.  When you exhale you taste the beauty of the artisan work.  From the farm to the cartridge, the quality is there.  Their product is grown sustainably, organic and is grown with good intentions and vibes.   Hush takes great pride in their work and products. Connoisseurs will appreciate the taste and value of Hush!  You should try a cartridge sometime soon--you won't be sorry.

Here is a link to a list of dispensaries in Oregon where you can find this fine artisan BHO oil:

Friday, June 24, 2016

Colonialism and Whiteness: a Talk

This talk was given on 4/20/2016 at PCC for Whiteness History Month at PCC.

It is based on my trilogy of blog posts on the history of Whiteness in the US.

Here are links to the posts:

Colonialism and Whiteness: A Legacy of Brutality

Slavery (a Tool of Colonialism) and Whiteness: a Legacy of Brutality  

Embedded #Whiteness: A Legacy of Brutality 

Here is the talk:

I would love to know what you think about the talk, the concepts and the imagery.

Please comment.

Thank you, 


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hush Canna BHO Cartridge Review: Divine Wine

I recently received another BHO cartridge sample from Hush Canna.  This variety is called Divine Wine and is pretty incredible!   It is a sativa and is also great for pain and for an energetic, creative day.  When in pain and needing to get things done--this could be your go to medicine.  
Hush cartridge with logo

Hush Canna and Green Source Gardens are both artisanal and organic.  They work with the finest varieties grown by a rich no till soil method.  I can't praise these fine organizations enough for their wonderful products that help medical patients and now recreational users in Oregon can get them too! Recreational users may now purchase up to one gram of concentrates a day.  So next time you see the little Hush Canna box--pick one up--you won't be sorry!

Divine Wine from Green Source Gardens in Oregon

"Rich earthy sweet tang.  Hints of berry and wine."
The quote is from Green Source Garden's description of their flower Divine Wine.

Flower description from Green Source Gardens:

Divine Wine Genetics: Shiva’s Cheeba x Blackberry/ Afgoo Skunk
Plant: Large budding plant with bright magenta hairs on green and purple calyxes.
Test ResultsTHC 26.33%Effect: Like good wine the flavor comes through in the mouth and the effects are highly intoxicating yet functional too. A real gem that is new to the herb world.
Smell: Rich earthy sweet tang. Hints of Berries and wine.

The BHO cartridge testing testing results are thus:

Total THC: 63.78%Total CBD: 0.63%Total Cannabinoids: 65.28%
A lingering taste of berry wine is what I was left in my mouth as I exhaled my first try.  This is powerful for pain and good for a day off of work when one has chores to do.  The effect was energizing, creative and longer lasting.  
Hush produces some of the finest tasting oil cartridges I have had the opportunity to taste.  The word artisanal fits their organization perfectly!  Look for them at your local dispensary.  If they don't carry Hush--tell them you want them to carry this fine product made with love and care.  

The Lowrider Librarians is always looking for new products to review.  Please contact me if you would like me to review something. 


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