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If the digital world seems like too much to handle and you’re just about ready to curl up in the corner of your cubicle and hug your knees, take a deep breath and a sip of office tea. Feel better? Now consider purchasing Kiss of the Sun: The Natural Marijuana Garden written by John Alexander. The book, scheduled for publication the second week of April, is a step-by-step guide to home-growing Mary Jane. It directs the reader through germination, feeding and watering, pest control, sexing and flowering, harvesting and drying and developing your own marijuana seed strains. Doesn’t it all sound soothing? That’s nothing compared to the full-color photographs of sun-dappled greenery. The pictures are so clean that the images of earth-dirty garden tools even seem to smell of iron. If the digital world ever bleeps at you again, Zen — remember what can be created from soil and sunlight. Check out the North American edition of the book on What grabs your attention? E-mail

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