Goin’ In: HELLO WORLD!

In anticipation of this month’s theme of “truth,” I have been recording statements from the media and from the Trump administration about the word. Rudolph Guiliani, for example, flippantly dismissed a “fantasy world where everybody tells the truth.” Meanwhile, journalists such as Rachel Maddow and her colleagues have…

Caribbean Cabbage and Saltfish

Some folks just love to cook, and some folks can burn!!  If there is one kitchen I love, it is that of my sister-friend,  Chrisje Comvalius.  She cooks from any tradition,with zest and fervor,  but my favorite is her Caribbean cuisine, especially Surinamese. We heard from Contributor Que,…

E-mails from Jason

December 15, 2007 Hello, Everyone, once again. It is me, Captain Carter with another exciting tale of beautiful, exotic and cold Afghanistan.  Shall I begin? Well, we were supposed to move to our new FOB on Monday.  We packed all our gear on Sunday.  Well, Monday morning came…

A Facebook Post from Debra Flint Salter

  The look of guilt, but glad he’s home. I was in the yard bagging weeds and felt a stillness after my dog barked at teens in the alley. I called his name and no response, walked to the front of house, called him, and nothing. Ran in…

I Did

I did. The subject matter for first issue of Garden Spices was Now, Heal! So, I did. I healed. I mean the sneaky healer that Vicki is has given us a word path to healing. Even though I was not writing at the time, I heard heal somehow…

The Truth Shall Set You Free – Well Maybe

While thinking about what to write about “Truth” for this issue of Garden Spices I ran across this quotation from the movie “The Big Short” – “It ain’t what you know that gets you into trouble.  It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” I began…

UBUNTU

  Rev. Dr. Wanda Gail Campbell In 1999, along with approximately 7,000 other people from all corners of the Earth, I attended the Parliament of The World’s Religions in Cape Town, South Africa. Over the 5 days, we were welcomed by many world renowned heavy weight leaders. Most…

Exercise in Denial

It was just another unpainted clapboard house dotting the rural southern landscape neglected ravaged by the elements long void of human life   The winter of 1995 traveling on Montgomery HWY 31 South would change all that   A friend seeing a white woman jogging along the highway…

Truth is…

Truth is I’m a romantic to my core. I believe in fairy tales, happily ever after, soul mates, and the love of Romeo and Juliet.  I believe in the magic found in moonlight, the lure of slow music, the peace seen in sunsets, candlelight dinners, chivalry, and submitting…