My Daddy Was A Chemist of DEOS

  Laughter is an effect. What is the cause? In performing a little research on this subject of laughter, it is interesting that the “happiness quartet of hormones” in the brain is Dopamine, Endorphins, Oxytocin, and Serotonin. (utopianlife.com, Hacking  Into Your Happy Chemicals …) The acronym is DEOS….

MERKS!!!

“Uncle Bernie” Basley caught images of then, 4-years-old, Morgan Bennett, affectionately known as, Merks.  At age 12, Morgan still has big laughs and big jokes, but these shots capture his sense of humor. – Victorine – Bernie Basley Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in…

Laugh….just because

UGH, you know what? I had several versions of this article put together and decided to dump them all. Why? Partially because I’m a tad bit super busy and a little tiny bit of a perfectionist and those articles while good didn’t give me the vibe I wanted….

Relative Truth

You have to know your tribe.  They are your roots and, like it or not, a big part of your truth. My tribe has some trouble with truth. We don’t seem to be terribly burdened by any compulsion to be fully authentic at all times. We don’t mind…

This issue: Truth

Happy Anniversary!!!! Four years ago, we opened the gate to Garden Spices Magazine. Our mission continues to celebrate our differences so that we all remember the truth of who and what we are – love.  In 2018, this is more important than ever. Watch us, as we parade our…

CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?

    The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. Ayn Rand The climax of the court martial scene in the 1992 award winning movie, A Few Good Men shows a young Tom Cruise, playing attorney Daniel Kaffe in intense cross-examination of…

35 Seconds

She’s fixing the smudge of red on her lip that she just picked up in the rear view mirror as she checked if it was safe to throw the lukewarm dregs of leftover coffee in the paper cup out of the passenger side of her car into the…

Unfiltered Realities

In our everyday lives, we tell lies and listen to lies in almost every aspect of our existence. “No, I have never seen him/her ever in life.” “Yes, he’s your father.” “Girl, that dress looks good on you!” “Of course, this is my hair.” “Your cooking is phenomenal!”…

Gardening with Que

Who says a city garden is impossible?  Que Simpson gardens her front and back yards for her daily food.  Ain’t nothin’ better!  For as long as her harvest lasts, we will be featuring her videos in Garden Spices.  Gate open! –Victorine You are now gardening with Que!! Check…