Featuring Pepper, aka, Chicken

   Let me introduce myself.  I’m Pepper, aka Chicken.  My dads, RJ and Pepe, are crazy about me and so are my fans.  Whenever I show up, people can’t help but chuckle.  So…have a laugh on me.  Oh…Would you care for some of Pepe’s oatmeal banana bread?  …

Mama’s Medicine

  There are people who have been gifted by God in ways they might not truly understand, if they even pause to think of such things. Some have the gift of a great singing voice (RIP Aretha), others may have an artist’s eye, or a nurturing soul, or…

JL Yoga

So, I was recently asked or it was suggested that I try “Kilt Yoga”. That is doing Yoga postures (asana) while wearing a kilt..yeah, that skirt that Scottish men are portrayed wearing, often times with no underwear. While you probably won’t find me parading around and showing off my…

Art: Malika Jackson

Malika Jackson is an artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois Her works have  been exhibited at galleries, festivals and exhibitions.  She recently matriculated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a MFA.   Completed a six month residency at the Hyde Park Art Center –…

From the Heart: Romaine Head

  I had not seen my dear sistah/friend, Debra McCain, in over 30 years.  Her visit with me brought us up to date, and I told her about Garden Spices.  She told me that her sister, Romaine Head, was now doing artwork. How?  When?  I had to see…

Lost Laughter

One day my laughter went away, not the chuckles, but the deep, hearty, soul cleansing laughter that makes your heart feel lighter and allows your worries, fears, and anxiety to fade away. One day that laughter disappeared from me and it was replaced with forced laughter that everyone…

Gardening with Que

-LaQuanda Simpson LaQuanda is a vibrant spirit moving to the rhythms of life. She was born in Selma Alabama! She believes freedom was given to her as a birth right! LaQuanda has traveled around the sun 31 times! She has invested 10 years in growing one seed. His…

E-mails from Jason

December 21, 2007 Hello everyone! This is Captain Jason Carter coming to you from FOB Hererra in absolutely breathtaking and cold Afghanistan.  Shall I begin my story? I would first like to offer my deepest sympathy to the family of Huntsville, Alabama Police Officer William Eric Freeman who…

Enjoying Life

When I was a small child, my daddy had a gold tooth in front. He had jokes all the time. When he would tell one of his jokes, before either my sister or I could react, he’d tilt his head back and start to laugh like Geoffrey Holder,…

Laughter

  Laughter!!  If laughter is the best medicine for what ails us, I should be in rip roaring good health!  Lord knows I’ve had plenty to laugh about, especially when it comes to my own life and the crazy things I’ve done. Who else but me would have…