September, 2014

Morning Ritual

While hunting through a mountain of necklaces to pop color into my daily black attire, I started thinking of the commonalities and complexities that exist within ethnic ritual jewelry. The meaning of color combinations, bones, sinew, beads, glass, amber and hand hammered metals. The creativity of the findings…

Writing With the Ink of Passion

When I was first asked to write about passion in the LGBT community, I was a bit stumped. There are crusaders both gay and straight who are passionate about fighting for marriage equality in America. The group known as Scouts for Equality is passionate about ending discrimination against…

passion.

some will say Noun. A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger. others will raise their hands and mumble words like music art god? but what is passion? i say that passion is the musician who has played guitar since he was a young child and…

Your DNA and the Environment

Put a man on the Moon — Never! Have a video telephone — Never! Replace asphalt with plastic — Never! Your DNA doesn’t Change — Wrong! And so… skeptics once said, but who knew that multi-billion dollar industries would debunk them. The American culture has grown complacent and…

Starrdust: The Real Secret

At home, I am the first one to wake up. I start the coffee and wake up Pepper, the Parrot. I talk to him in that high-pitched voice we all have for babies and animal companions. I remove and fold the sheet that covers his condo-cage at night,…

Projects, Permaculture, Passion

Michi Meko, evolved from a middle-class family that questioned everything and took nothing for granted. Meko was raised in Florence, AL. His father, Sam Pendleton, was a City Councilman, championing his community. Pendleton and his wife Deloris Ann taught Michi and his brother, Actor, Cedric Pendleton, to give…

Countdown to Moksha

It is hard to leave without wanting to say goodbye. Day #7 Naina Devi Naina Devi, a famous historical temple of mythological Goddess Sati Located on a hilltop in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh in India. Deluder of difficulties, dedicated, disciplined, devoted and divine – The elder. The…

P.S. (Poetry and Song)

  PROPHETS AND POETS To all the singers and writers of song Now is the time of prophets and poets… Be true Now is the time of grand soaring sagas Of Truth I beg you be true, to the one true call I beg you be true, to…

Hello World

When I thought about the topic for this issue (passion), I remembered the many struggles, losses, and victories I have experienced — my anxious protective love for my son and nephews; my adoration of and sometimes frustration and anger with my overprotective husband. As is evident in many…