Melting Pot

Black in Thailand: Bernard Basley

  Having Sat. morning coffee with Pat Morita and his crew. — I have been retired in Bangkok, Thailand, on and off, for about ten years. I initially came to Thailand for a medical procedure. I was retired, and my medical insurance had run out. I needed knee…

The Time is Now

  I recently watched the rebroadcast of an ABC 2017 Special- Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories that Changed America. It was a wonderful tribute to the African American community. Faces of so many well-known citizens graced the stage (and the audience) at Washington’s John F….

Releasing the Illusion

Times Been, Won’t Be No More is a saying that has recurred in my thoughts and my writing a lot lately. No apologies for it. It is southern wisdom attributed to my brother-in-law JB Bond. Every time I consider life beyond the current COVID19 global pandemic, and the chain…

Fighting to Breathe: Chronicles from Facebook

  Indeed, it is Mornin’ Time!  Global Awareness has shifted to a place where we have been awakened, devastated, and must find our way to vent emotions, breathe, and make ready to move.  Garden Spices chronicled Facebook posts that heard hurting hearts.  Unedited and strong in voice, this…

Somebody Out There Needs to Hear This

  “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44 KJV. On the road to self-discovery, I try to live my life honestly, and ethically…

#LockdownLessons

A teenage girl with long curly hair trying to trim it, resulting unevenly – ends up having to shave her head. The silver lining – she looks great! That’s what inspired me to trim mine – short, okay… very short! I tend to hide behind my hair and…

Inspiration

  Photo by Shane Rounce on Unsplash   Inspiration can be defined as an animating action or influence, that is to say, something that moves us or influences us to act or create, giving life to something new. Many people might think that the major influence operating today…

Art is Transformational.

Kathleen Atkins Wilson created MATERNAL LOVE of Elizabeth and Mary. Maternal Love is a personal encounter with Elizabeth and Mary, about the joy of being a vessel of creation. The radiant colors being light to the spirit of their love. The African ancestral symbols of Ashanti fertility dolls…

Artist Cecil Bernard: Connections

“The Bond” I usually don’t just do this kind of thing but since my Mom passed last week I know she was a Daddy’s girl and her Dad died when she was 7. I also coached my basketball 🏀 daughter in high school !!!” – Cecil Bernard  …