HEAVEN: An excerpt from 57th Street

Heaven On 57th Street we were jammin’! Some of us had more than others, but we all played together and knew better than to step on Mr. Anderson’s newly manicured grass.  We were village-raised children who played by seasons – a season for tops; yo yos; bolo bats;…

Sarin’s Thai: larb pla duk ( Catfish salad)

Ingredients 3 1–pound whole catfish, whole, cleaned with heads discarded ¼ cup Cilantro 2ts[ Dill ¼ Mint 1 Radish ½ cup Scallions 2 Shallots, medium ¾ tsp Palm sugar or light brown sugar 1-1/4 tsp Thai chile powder or other hot chile powder Roasted rice powder Radishes, cabbage…

A Day in the Life of a Teacher: Cassie Mebane

  Photo by Seema Miah on Unsplash When a person decides to become an educator/ teacher, they go into the profession hoping to help shape and mold the best adults for the future. Just think about it, we have a hand in every profession and career. Little did…

The Positive Power of You: The Vibration of Abundance

Answer your first thought when you hear abundance?  Money? Winning the Lottery? An overflow of finances?  Show Me The Money? Right? And why not think of money first? Our whole existence seems rooted deep around the Money Tree. Wait, didn’t our parents tell us that tree didn’t exist?…

Part Of The Package

    Abundance – An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty. Affluence. Just in defining our topic, I began to feel good. Light, bubbly, clear, free, and expectant is a few of the words that come to mind. Now, I felt it: I was warming up. What have…

Excerpt from Spicy: Abundance Bakery and MY Upside-down Cupcakes

So, I was commenting on a post about what identifies Chicago, (thanks, Lorraine), and I posted a picture of Abundance. Bakery.  I couldn’t believe that I was publishing an issue of Garden Spices Magazine on the topic, Abundance and that I had not thought of my Chicago crave…

A Life Worth Living: Artist, Trish Williams

I met Trish Williams browsing her artwork on Facebook, which was so powerful in imagery and dimension, most in fabric.  I discovered so many other artists through Williams generously highlighting their work. I was inspired to ask why she advocates for other artists: The reason that I share…

This Issue: Vitality!

Of course, what else?!  We are rolling into a New Year that welcomes nothing else but our presence, our Vitality.  We recognize the mighty conjunction of the planets Saturn and Pluto; while some folks don’t subscribe to what this cosmic event tells us, we can feel a sense…

The Endless Vitality for Democracy

  Peaceful and well-balanced humanity has been a divine dream since the dawn of humankind. That dream has sought its way into communal living practiced by the Egyptian Pharaoh, Akhenaten, the Jewish sect of the Essenes, the Jesuit Priesthood, practical communism, religious organizations, an array of New Age…

“A Shining City on a Hill”

    “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28 Throughout 2020, the United States of America…