March, 2016

First Day of School

Nothing like the first day of a new school in Thailand.  Garnet makes her way to her reward for a long day.  (Photos by Daddy)               On the way with Mom, Sarin – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from…

Goin’ In: Wisdom, Patience, Hope

My Beloved American Friends, These are trying times for us and when I say us, I mean black people globally. Many of us feel like the discussion about the Oscars lacking diversity is an American Affair. It is not! I live in Amsterdam The Netherlands. I was born…

E-mails from Jason

Subject: Afghanistan 27 July 2007 Hello all!  Another week and meal down.  Yes, I have been here 10 weeks now and a lot is still happening.  We are in FOB Lightning (Gardez).  We have been here a week so far with the exception of going to Camp Phoenix…

Put to the Test

  Patience is a virtue, so we’re told, a virtue we all aspire to.  We like to see ourselves as patient, loving, kind, etc., and we hope others see us that way as well.  To be honest, I’m having a real issue with this patience and virtue thing….

Learning Patience from Pets

“Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.”– ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Patience sucks! Well that is what I used to think. I was taught growing up that it was a virtue, but I was never taught why. In my experience, patience meant…

Snowpocalypse Road Warrior

This is the story of how the friendly and seemingly fearless leader of our grocery store (Trader Joe’s store #664 in Nashville, TN) made sure every one of his morning crew made it home safely during the worst snow storm Nashville has experienced in over 12 years. It…