January, 2016

Pad Thai Goong Sod (Fried Rice Sticks with Shrimp)

Ingredients 5 tablespoons oil 1 cake pressed bean curd, diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 5 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon dried shrimps or prawns, soaked for 5 minutes in warm water and drained, lightly pounded or processed 1 tablespoon chopped pickled Chinese radish 10 oz (300 g) dried rice-stick…

This Issue: Choice!

Happy New Year!! Choice. This is the year we will make many socio-political choices; we will also make personal choices that effect our living. My year-end Garden Spices trip to Barbados set the plate for how I will enter into 2016. The traffic dangerous, the local people unfriendly,…

There’s Always a Choice

The 24-hour news cycle continues to create new heights of fear for our global collective consciousness. We too often allow malevolent behaviors of a few to dictate our thinking but history has shown through many souls that a strongly held thought of light can banish darkness. There will…

Let Spirit Be Your Guide

A while ago I made a choice to follow the guidance of Spirit. Life was in the tubers and I knew the best I could experience out of life by being obedient to the instruction of bobby, so I attempted to do something different — being obedient to…

The Paradox of Choice

“The range of what we think and do Is limited by what we fail to notice And because we fail to notice That we fail to notice There is little we can do To change Until we notice How failing to notice Shapes our thoughts and deeds” By R.D….

Choice: Pepe Villegas

– Pepe Villegas A self-taught artist, Pepe Villegas’ creative journey has always embodied a search, a sublime process of unveiling beauty in the unconventional. In 1993 he relocated the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan where he shared a studio and launched his career as an artist. He became part…

Goin’ In: My Choice, Staying Focused

“It is during or darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”                                                                                                             Aristotle We live in a world of limitless possibilities and boundless opportunities and because of that we have free will to choose where we direct our attention. Each choice that we make manifests…

A Voice for Choice

It irks me when someone utters the sentence, “I had no choice!” Because except for in a very few instances in life, we have, in this country, many choices, innumerable choices. Perhaps, often times, we are blessed with too many choices. For example, walk down any aisle in…

Coming Out of the Quicksand

Choices.   Even when we don’t consciously make one, we’re making a choice.  We may not think so but our very lack of action is a choice.  Later after things have gone a little haywire, we tell ourselves or others that was not the choice we made.  Well, yes…

Row: Choosing My Truth

‘Choice’ is all you have, all you have ever had, and all you will ever have. We might say it is the one constant in our lives, the one thing that never changes, and the one thing we can be certain of. We always have a choice.’  …