Words of Russell Clayton

ONE OF A KIND There is only one you. You are an original, one of kind, stamped by The Creator, there is no one quite like you. If you don’t believe that you are special, no one else will. You are here to live out your purpose and…

“In Awe” with Rev. Robert Yarbrough

I met Reverend Doctor Robert Yarbrough, (Rev. Bobby),via Contributor, Susan Peters on Facebook.  His posts were poignant, humorous, hard-hitting, with a spiritual undertone.  I soon discovered that Rev. Bobby was a home-boy, from Chicago, and when I finally met him face-to-face, I walked into a warm hug, which…

EARTHSONG – BEING IN HARMONY WITH THE DIVINE

“Our challenge is to create a new language, even a new sense of what it is to be human. It is to transcend not only national limitations, but even our species isolation, to enter into the larger community of living species. This brings about a completely new sense…

E-mails from Jason

Thursday, January 3, 2008, 9:45 AM Hello everyone!  It’s me, Captain Carter, coming to you live from Afghanistan where the brutally cold nights are as pretty as the days are.  Let’s begin. Well, this week saw a few different things.  We have new people that are part of…

From Prosetry: Frank Malaba

Sunrise This morning, the Atlantic Ocean sunrise keeps showing off as though it knows I’m invested enough to want to write about it. I have been in this city for a whole 4 years and the word “sunrise” hasn’t quite made it into any of my writings. That…

Purpose: A Facebook Post by Omileye

Happy Kwanzaa Day 5 – Nia (Purpose). Wow this is a big one to think about this morning. My 8-year-old daughter told me the other day, “Mommy I have so many different talents, so I am lucky that I can be anything I want to be. ” Then…

The Great Harmonizer

Ahhhhh. That’s the “feel” of it. It is where we so diligently strive to have our lives reflect. That place where all things line up in agreement and cooperation. That place where we can give an affirmative nod and a little sly grin because things are so good….

Food! Photography by Bernie Basley

  Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from 1979-2001. Prior to…

Celebrating through Art: Rosemary Ollison

I met Rosemary Ollison’s work on Facebook.  I had never experienced such a feast of leather artistry.  Ollison’s jewelry was vibrant, dimensional, and a celebration of leather I could not stop devouring.  I asked if I could feature her work in Garden Spices and after browsing her site,…

This Issue: Celebrate!!

Celebrate! Here we are, two days before the election of a lifetime.  On November 6th, whether we are “blue” or “red” in the United States, the universal paradigm shift will still be in operation.  We are forever evolving.  So, we might as well celebrate each moment “with our…