Perspective

Seize the Moment!

Seize the Moment! Like sand through an hourglass… Time heals all wounds… In time it will reveal… Relationships take time… Time waits for no one… Love takes time… Aging like a fine wine… I’m reclaiming my time… Any of these sayings sound familiar? You probably sang two of…

Turtle Time

The Garden Spices editor has a way of planting seeds that sprout and reach out in unexpected directions for nourishment. As a result, I have been accused of obsessing about the word time- it’s connotations and creative interpretations. The word time just seems to jump out at me wherever I go. Now…

Autumn Time

  A Reflection As you begin to read, think of your awareness of time. For many, Autumn conveys the tendency to purge and clean, it also brings us a time to reflect and prepare for the stillness of Winter. I hope most of you are well, keeping yourself…

CONNECTION: Beyond Buzz, Megabytes and Algorithms 

Connection. It’s a word we hear a lot; It is used often in business and in everyday personal communication.    It is a key buzz word in advertising these days. Marketers strive to “make an emotional connection” with consumers.  Cellular phone companies and Internet providers spend millions of…

Where I’m Supposed to Be…

They say no man is an island unto himself, and with each adventure, I become more fully aware that there is no island called Marlon. Lol. Even in my most narcissistic moments, I chastise myself for having the thought that I don’t need anybody. The fact is that…

The Warmth of Energy: Home with Nedra Camille Shelton

“That’s Nedra,” we declare, as Nedra Camille Shelton takes us into her world of compassion, fire, and unconventional thinking. “People are just different,” is her mantra. As one of her oldest friends, (since second grade), I have fumed at the very thought that I succumb to this notion…

Connection, My Work, My Gift, and My Salvation 

Remaining members of the 47th Street  Temptations, L-R Azell Madden, Robert Brown and Don Arnold “We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it, there is suffering.”— Brené Brown Talk About Connection! I recently attended a childhood friend…

Goin’ In: We are connected: Deal with it!!

  We are connected to a violent American past that few people want to remember: the transatlantic slave trade. America chooses not to atone for slavery or grapple with the lingering question of reparations in the form of land, money, and international healing. When American political, social, and…

Blossom: Me and My Bro – Lifetime Connection

    I have only one brother, Bernard Basley (Bernie). Two years my senior, as far back as I can remember, Bernie has been the proverbial “big brother,” moving with me through the stages of my life. I am almost positive that the melancholia I have when reading…