Earth & Air

E-mails from Jason

Date: Monday, January 28, 2008, 2:08 AM Well, here I am once again telling tall tales of my adventure here in Afghanistan.  Kind of a slow week but that is OK.  Shall I begin? Ok, well since this week was still snowing, when it cleared up enough,  we…

BEING REBORN CULTURALLY

I have explored other cultures with the knowledge that they will be quite different from my own upbringing.  What is culture?  I would maintain that we all grow up in a particular community and national culture which has its own styles, conditionings, and attitudes.  Many people don’t ever…

Florence Indian Mound

  How do we show that we care about something built in the past? Sometimes we preserve it, making sure it remains as authentic to its original form as possible. Sometimes we replicate it, so the original intent is passed on in more than one form. Most importantly,…

E-mails from Jason

Date: Monday, January 28, 2008, 2:08 AM Well, here I am once again telling tall tales of my adventure here in Afghanistan.  Kind of a slow week but that is OK.  Shall I begin? Ok, well since this week was still snowing, when it cleared up enough,  we…

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…