I've pulled down the two books gifted to me by a fellow legalizer nearly 2 decades ago.
'The Alaskan Bootlegger's Bible' by Leon W. Kania
'Moonshine' by Matthew B. Rowley
Spoke with a couple friends re re-distilling, increasing 151 to 190-200 proof, and communicated with a couple forum members as well.
A friend who has saved my ass in numerous ways in the past, and is the same legalizer 'brother from another' from decades ago, now elsewhere in the Country, is prepared to send necessary Everclear 198 proof for the interim. He's always been a blessing, and has suffered his own harsh times in life's walk.
Another member in Alaska is looking at distilling for purposes of doing essential oils extractions, and allowed me into his loop, pending successes..
With all of that, the immediate needs for ethanol for extraction purposes seems to be met, thrice over.
Of the strains/mothers I have here, per my reading, and Indica crosses being a good source for the type of medicine/array of cannabinoids being sought, I have 2 Goji OG phenos (#2 and #8) that may take over a couple of my 4'x4' boxes, for purposes of little more than extraction for THC-dominant extracts, and a bit of very enjoyable smoke. Frankly, I've liked them anyway.
I'll get back to some pertinent reading. A knowledgeable forum member gave me a link to a Doc who is on the cutting edge of cannabis extracts in the treatment of cancers.
Another forum member has sent information re. Ayahusca/DMT and micro dosing for cancer.
I was left contemplating the possibility that with all of the unknown power of the brain over our physical realities, it's quite possible that some of this enters into effective placebo turf, where it's our beliefs and positive frame of mind that carries us across the proverbial finish line. We -know- from research that a positive frame of mind has a measurable effect on positive outcomes in treatment of illnesses.
D-day is October 30; 9 days away for the ultrasound and biopsy of the prostate.
How hard the person is willing to fight to stay on Planet Earth, how willing are they to discard life as a form of exit for all the unresolved challenges that have taxed them. This will be born out in where they go with the options offered. That, and the Docs' willingness to allow them to treat the malady, what ever it is, in as many ways as they choose, simultaneously, if they see fit.
Please, anyone who has a story to share about beating the Big C, chime in.
Gry was supposed to have had his appointment today with his primary care Doc, and both he and I had suspicions about the nature of that visit, and why the specialists would refer him back to a primary Doc at this time.
For many of us old fuckers, the assessment of when to toss in the towel, and in a world of limited resources, and many younger persons in need, letting them have their stab at a chance to move forward. That was his honorable take. Many of us have lived relatively full lives. Maybe time to pass the baton?
There's a lot to contemplate in all of this, and not all of it is peachy.
Time to buckle down, do some reading, and make some decisions.
All of life is Yin & Yang; beauty with ugliness. Grace with condemnation. It is what it is.
We are all in the same boat but we should get 80-100 years so I say fight like a.......and don’t give up don’t ever give up