My Father’s Shadow Money

“Your father,” she said, “never spent a penny of his money on you. You were in ratty clothes, all but rags, but he drove a nice new car.”

Weed Sells Like Hotcakes! Who Knew?

On the Weed Trail from California to New York

WYNC has a fascinating interview with a guy named “Chuck” a marijuana dealer from San Francisco, Calif.—where marijuana has been decriminalized and is legal for medicinal purposes—who came to New York, where marijuana is 100 percent illegal, to sell weed and quadruple his income. They also talk to special agent who is trying to stop the illegal flow of marijuana.

He’s Talking About Pot

Two Sisters Take a Roadtrip

Earlier this summer, I got a new teaching job that starts next year, and my college-age sister got laid off from her nanny job (with severance pay!). To celebrate both of our freedoms, we took a 10-day road trip from Oakland to Seattle and back.

My Last Hundred Bucks: An Illicit Substance, a Thing to Do on the Train, and Tacos

$100! It is a lot of money, and yet, it is also not a lot of money at all. Where did your last hundred bucks go, Adam Frucci?

The Economics of a Part-time Drug Dealer

Jeff Winkler: So you’re a drug dealer? Part-time Drug Dealer: Yes. [Sound of his lighter flicking]. Jeff: What do you sell? PTDD: [Blows smoke] Marijuana.