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…

We are the Ones We’ve been Waiting for

September 29, 2017 by Miniya Ali It is nighttime in the funky Sahara town of Touba Toul and like most nights it is significantly cooler than the day. My host family sits under a neem tree to discuss the highlights of the day. They passionately gossip about unmarried…

New Directions: Take A Stand

No, this is not another suggestion to take action for a social cause – well, maybe it actually is – only the “cause” is about helping you maintain or improve your health. A lot has been written lately about the need to stay active and move. It’s believed…

Great Eastern Sun Rising

A Tribute to the Life of Rosa Lee Evans Lawson Author: Gloria Lawson Sylvester Great Eastern Sun Rising, 91 life-enhancing rotations evolving lived experiences of a warrior woman walking the path of faith, stewardship, and due diligence, investing her value system in the dash from 1925 – 2017….

Goin’ In: My Own Personal Soapbox

In days of old, in order for their voices to be heard by the masses and multitudes, preachers and protesters would stand atop a milk crate or a wooden soapbox. In my life I’ve stood on soapboxes, both literal and figurative, in order to get my views heard….

Small Spaces Standing Tall: Janis Merrell Gipson

You guys already know Janis Merrill Gipson and Rhonda Hardy.  They have contributed to Garden Spices, and they have both created artful spaces on Chicago’s South side.  What makes their spaces worthy of attention?  First, I was delighted to visit them both for cuisine and creativity.  Secondly, they…

Kwong Chow Games

Garden Spices loves watching  Bernie’s muse, daughter, Garnet, as she grows.  She is in full dance gear for the gala of the Sports Day at Kwong Chow.  Dad is right there with his camera. – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV…

Words from Russell Clayton

Evil depends upon good people to be quiet. Stand up for justice and equality for all. THE UNIVERSE IS RESPONDING TO YOU The benefits of giving in your life are never lost, unnoticed, or forgotten by the Creator. When you give of yourself, the universe responds to you…

Small Spaces Standing Tall: Rhonda Hardy

You met Rhoda Hardy through her dolls, Bronzeville Beauties.  Of course, a sense of an artful space was to be expected, but the volume of color and dimension was explosively vibrant.  Space smaller, but widely welcoming. –Victorine                      …

Yoga Teacher Q&A with JL Yoga

“Do you give homework to students?” JL- Yes. Always. And lots of it. If they can’t pass the test at the beginning of their next class they have to sit in the corner and alternate between ujjayi, breath of fire and nodi shodhana wearing a dunce hat until…