Earth & Air

A Fine Feast with Artist, P. J. Stewart

We had toured art galleries and shops throughout the prominent Bronzeville community in Chicago.  It was lovely to view so many works and wares steeped in rich culture, identifiably rooted from Africa.  We cut our tour short; it was a healthy appetizer.  We knew our feast awaited us…

Goin’ In: Sketch of Urban Renewal

Railroaded!   You see there was a corner bar that was just a block away from the bus line. Because it was contaminated with I never knew what, My mama made me walk on the other side of the street. And then There was Skeet’s store and, (please…

E-mails from Jason

 October 19, 2007 Hello from wonderful Afghanistan where the weather is nice and cool and the action is very HOT!!! Shall I begin my story? Ok, today is Friday 19 October and I am back in Gardez already. We have been here since Wednesday night. Yes, we were…

Reflections… a tool for growth

“…his eyes gleamed in the reflected light … imagine the joy when knowing the Truth…” Reflect on the future. Does that make sense? Does reflection have ground rules and restrictions, or is reflection an open field of intimate psychology? In a quiet space, as I meditate, I find…

Alex Wilhite: An Artist with Alabama Roots

“Melting Arctic”* Oil and Encaustic on Wood 24” x 18” x 1.5” 2016 Alex Wilhite, MFA The film, Muscle Shoals, blames the Singing River for attracting and enhancing the talented artists to the Shoals area. Tuscumbia AL, in the Shoals, was the birthplace of artist, philosopher, and activist,…

E-mails from Jason

October 14, 2007 Hi Everyone! What a week this week was, especially Thursday night!  I just want to let everyone know first that I am OK except for 2 perforated tympanic membranes in my ears.  They are busted and are bleeding.  My leg has a puncture wound in…

The Shoe Tree

People frequently ask me how I came to live in Alabama, and I usually tell them that I got on the wrong bus and have been trying to find my way out even since. After all, I went from New York to London to Atlanta to Clemson to…

Springing Bliss: Que

Flow.  That word anticipates the splendor of savoring every moment of living.  Nobody does it better than Garden Spices Contributor, LaQuanda Simpson, (Que); she is within the flow of the vibrancy of life, “off the pavement and on to the gravels.” Not that her life is easy, breezy. …

E-mails from Jason

Afghanistan, September 23, 2007 Hello everyone!  It’s me, Captain Jason Carter letting everyone know that I am safe and sound from our mission to the border.  Over here, the phrase ‘make a run for the border’ has an entirely different meaning.  I’ll talk about that in a little…

E-mails from Jason

September 17, 2007 Hello everyone!  Just wanted to send out my weekly e-mail to let everyone know that I am OK.  Yes, I m fine.  Now, on with the news here. Yep, we went on our weekly mission with 3 vehicles.  When we got about 30 minutes outside…