Shifting priorties

Friday, February 21st. Today is National Grain-Free Day, which recognizes the difficulty of restricted diets. It’s also National Sticky Bun Day.

The police chief in Croydon, NH, turned in his gun, badge, uniform and cruiser, and walked home in a snowstorm. In his underwear. Not something you see everyday.

Since marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts, police, for the most part, have turned their attentions elsewhere. But now the licensed cannabis industry wants more enforcement directed at unlicensed sellers. For police it’s a little confusing, as Ed Davis notes. But it will work itself out over time. It’s just a shift from criminal to regulatory. Even the NFL is considering decriminalizing pot.

The Internet of Things is vulnerable to hacking. Doorbells, smart speakers, Roombas, thermostats. But the problem isn’t always technology. Sometimes it’s the fact that we don’t own the things we thought we did.

And how about a stout brewed with lactose, cocoa nibs, vanilla and cannoli shells. That’s the new Harpoon Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Stout. Just waiting now for the Dunkin’ Donuts Harpoon Mike’s Pastry Cannoli Stout iced coffee.

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