C.M. Redding

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  • 4 years ago

    It's heating up and I'm starting to freak out. I'm waking up in the middle of the night sweating, watching as the fan blades above my bed spin angrily, like the fan blades in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original one). I am still, fe...

  • 6 years ago

    Nothing says, "I love you," like meat and balls. If I'm interested in a gal, I usually get her over to the house for a time-honored dish of spaghetti and meatballs. The Italians had the right idea: Eat big tasty balls for dinner. In fact, meatball...

  • 6 years ago

    I don't smoke pot anymore! Yes, it's true. Through excess, I even managed to ruin the enjoyment of pot. Alas, I smoked enough pot in college to be in a reggae band. I won't get into details, but let's just say that too much of a good thing can be...

  • 6 years ago

    In this week's Forking column, C.M. Redding described the virtues and pitfalls of making and consuming that illustrious of narcotic desserts: the pot brownie. Follow the recipe below to make your own...you know...if you're permitted to have it for...

  • 6 years ago

    Phoenix is a funny place, the desert and all its inhabitants. The Valley ebbs and flows with people, a revolving door of sorts. Most of the dynamic people I know who end up here have moved here for a job or a lover. I know very few people who came...

  • 6 years ago

    I've recently promised a few friends I wouldn't write stories about them. I'm about to break that promise because their stories are just too odd and funny to hide. But I feel comfort in the fact that my friends will accept me no matter what, espec...

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