Earth & Air

Food for Thought

It was Pitru Paksha or the fortnight when Hindus remember their Pitra or ancestors. In the lunar calendar the two weeks are sandwiched between the Ganesh festival and Navratri Goddess festival corresponding to the Krishna Paksh or waning fortnight of the Bhadrapada (September) moon. It is believed that…

E-mails from Jason

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 9:43 AM Hello everyone! This is your local cool Captain Jason Carter coming to you live from exotic and very cold Afghanistan with this weeks’ exciting tale.  Shall I? Let me start with the temperatures.  It has been very cold for the past 2…

E-mails from Jason

Thursday, January 3, 2008, 9:45 AM Hello everyone!  It’s me, Captain Carter, coming to you live from Afghanistan where the brutally cold nights are as pretty as the days are.  Let’s begin. Well, this week saw a few different things.  We have new people that are part of…

E-mails from Jason

Thursday, January 3, 2008, 9:45 AM Hello everyone! It’s me, Captain Carter, coming to you live from Afghanistan where the brutallycold nights are as pretty as the days are.  Let’s begin. Well, this week saw a few different things.  We have new people thatare part of our team…

Gardening with Que

-LaQuanda Simpson LaQuanda is a vibrant spirit moving to the rhythms of life. She was born in Selma Alabama! She believes freedom was given to her as a birth right! LaQuanda has traveled around the sun 31 times! She has invested 10 years in growing one seed. His…

E-mails from Jason

December 21, 2007 Hello everyone! This is Captain Jason Carter coming to you from FOB Hererra in absolutely breathtaking and cold Afghanistan.  Shall I begin my story? I would first like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family of Huntsville, Alabama Police Officer William Eric Freeman who…

Gardening with Que

Who says a city garden is impossible?  Que Simpson gardens her front and back yards for her daily food.  Ain’t nothin’ better!  For as long as her harvest lasts, we will be featuring her videos in Garden Spices.  Gate open! –Victorine You are now gardening with Que!! Check…

E-mails from Jason

December 15, 2007 Hello, Everyone, once again. It is me, Captain Carter with another exciting tale of beautiful, exotic and cold Afghanistan.  Shall I begin? Well, we were supposed to move to our new FOB on Monday.  We packed all our gear on Sunday.  Well, Monday morning came…

Blooming

Columnist Linda Isbell and her husband, Terry work magic in their city yard.  Always warm and welcoming, their outside springs with joy and color.  Garden Spices caught this beauty blooming!   with a hint of flirtation our fragrant dresses splendid in white posture for the wind with a…

E-mails from Jason

Hello everyone!  I hope this e-mail finds you all well.  As you can tell, I am back from my 15-day leave and it is business as usual here.  Just because I was not here does not mean the war takes a vacation (I wish it did).  Shall I…