Earth & Air

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…

Travel Bean: Hola Mexico

Hola Mexico! Visiting Cancun has been something that I have wanted to do since watching Spring Break on MTV when I was a teenager. Earlier this year, I finally decided to visit. The stories I always heard about Cancun were about the resorts, beaches and partying all night…

E-mails from Jason

Afghanistan, September 8, 2007 Hello all once again.  It’s me, Captain Carter again with this weeks’ exciting tales of my missions in Afghanistan.  Well, what I can share anyways. OK, instead of leaving out this past Tuesday, we were told that our vehicles were still down and that…

Discover Martinique

Early one morning in October 2016, I received a travel alert via email. I get a lot of them, as I am signed up with various travel sites, such as theflightdeal.com, travelzoo, secretflying.com and a few others. I saw one that grabbed my interest which was a flight…