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Goin’ In: Writing Is My Freedom

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” ― Toni Morrison, Beloved Whenever I think about freedom, I envision a woman whirling around in place, arms outstretched, head thrust back in ecstasy, receiving the warming rays of the sun on her brightly clothed body. Echoing…

This Issue: Freedom!

This is our second Anniversary! Two years ago, a team of light workers gave birth to this magazine that embraces diversity. Today, we are holding on to our hats with political rancor, talk of guns/mental health, and their victims, divisive populace, all blowing the wind. Our hats are…

Creative Freedom: Karen Joy Jewelry

Her Chicago kitchen smells like the warmth and glow of family, and her home studio reflects the precious time spent cultivating each piece of her jewelry. It is creatively designed.  Karen Gill has created a bit of heaven with a whimsical flair, but she takes the craftsmanship of…

Living My Life Wide Open

So the day after I was asked to write an article for Garden Spices, a quote appeared in my Facebook feed, which often happens when I begin to think hard about something.  The quote, “Live……like somebody left the gate open” ~ Annamarie Ibrahim.  It occurred to me this…

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Festival of Freedom

When I first took up the topic for this edition, innumerable songs came flooding into my head, including, of course, Janis Joplin’s version of Me and Bobby McGee and Odetta’s rendition of the post-Civil War song, Oh Freedom. But when the stark realization hit that I couldn’t sing…

Hello World!

June 9, 2016 Freedom Freedom has been a hotly debated topic in the Lott/ Haws household recently, particularly since our nephew Mark is learning to drive and awaiting eagerly his 16th birthday, coming up in just two months, when he will be free from the constraints of waiting…

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Flow in the Moment

  “Flow in the living moment. We are always in a process of becoming and nothing is fixed. Have no rigid system in you, and you’ll be flexible to change with the ever changing. Open yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the total openness of the living…

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Hello Beloved

July 3, 2016 Hello Beloved, I pray that you are moving at a high vibration. I am writing because I have great concerns regarding freedom. I would like to know why, despite the fact that we have expended so much blood, sweat, tears, and energy in the name…

Freedom Is…

Freedom is My family Coming over On boats To try And die In a place Where opportunity Is more important than Survivability.     Freedom is The bra burners The sitters The marchers The ones who Got raped Got killed So that I Can stand in A booth…

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The Possible Nature of Freedom

Freedom penetrates our minds and heart with a great deal of variation. I am not concerned how Freedom serves our choice of ice cream flavors or for auto colors, rather to focus on the Nature of Freedom. Many concepts of Freedom exist, and we shall endeavor to touch…