Beliefs

Enjoying Life

When I was a small child, my daddy had a gold tooth in front. He had jokes all the time. When he would tell one of his jokes, before either my sister or I could react, he’d tilt his head back and start to laugh like Geoffrey Holder,…

My Daddy Was A Chemist of DEOS

  Laughter is an effect. What is the cause? In performing a little research on this subject of laughter, it is interesting that the “happiness quartet of hormones” in the brain is Dopamine, Endorphins, Oxytocin, and Serotonin. (utopianlife.com, Hacking  Into Your Happy Chemicals …) The acronym is DEOS….

I Did

I did. The subject matter for first issue of Garden Spices was Now, Heal! So, I did. I healed. I mean the sneaky healer that Vicki is has given us a word path to healing. Even though I was not writing at the time, I heard heal somehow…

UBUNTU

  Rev. Dr. Wanda Gail Campbell In 1999, along with approximately 7,000 other people from all corners of the Earth, I attended the Parliament of The World’s Religions in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the 5 days, we were welcomed by many world renowned heavy weight leaders. Most…

The Universal Language

  Don Cornelius and the Staple Singers on Soul Train Image:  Wikimedia Commons   “Music picks the strings of your soul.” -Victorine Basley Goldston. One of my best boys texted me late one evening, “Yarbrough, I’m in the basement jamming some Boy George and Culture Club. As soon…

Bestowing the Crown of Mamaki: Creating Unity

Garden Spices met YeYe Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis  a few years back.  I chronicled my journey to Asheville, NC  to a ceremony that honored the Four Elemental Mothers.  Along with her husband, Chief Olu, Omileye was “answering the call’ to host and facilitate the event. She has conducted a number of…

Starr Dust: Balance in Gaps of Chaos

This picture of me with the Board of Directors of Unity of Marathon in the Florida Keys was taken on my last day as their Senior Minister, almost ten years ago now. Life has changed quite a bit for all of us in that period of time as…