Earth & Air

Balance Restored

Hello, my name is Sam Cowan and yes, I did it, but there are a lot of reasons why I did what I did. Here’s the story: The two most powerful people in the world were MEGA and D00M.  MEGA was the strongest woman in the world, not…

E-MAILS FROM JASON

November 2, 2007 Well hello once again to everyone!  Captain Jason Carter coming to you again from beautiful and exotic Afghanistan, where the sunny days are as blue as the Burkas the women wear.  Let’s get started, shall we? Well OK, this week has been pretty much the…

E-mails from Jason

October 27, 2007 Hello once again, everyone!  This is Captain Carter coming to you live from Gardez, Afghanistan.  Sitting at 7800 feet above sea level, this is my base camp.  Well, not much has happened since last week.  We are still grounded but are fixing to be able…

PUERTO RICO: PEPE VILLEGAS

I asked Pepe Villegas to share his artwork dedicated to Puerto Rico, since the ravaging of this American island by  hurricane Maria.   This work needs no text; it reveals the pain of Maria, yet Puerto Rico emerging.-Victorine   Please send donations to Puerto Rico Recovery Fund – Pepe…

Frank Malaba: Soul Stirrings

 The ocean is a flapping endless salty fabric that sounds majestically in tune with its infinite purpose to remind me that all of life could easily be enveloped and silenced in one swipe. And yet the seagull’s squawk is allowed to dart in and out of its roar…

Old woman, Young Girl

“Today out of the blue my fingers were itching to write, I didn’t know what and then this came out. The Old Lady was back with her conversations with the Young Girl. I said to my mom, “I thought the Old Woman had gone away for good.” My…

Emails from Jason

Afghanistan, September 28, 2007 Hello everyone! Once again time for the Adventures of Captain Jason Carter here in beautiful (but getting colder) Afghanistan!!! Let me get to my story. Ok, so this week, I did not go with my team to the border. Instead, I made a 4…

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…