CELEBRATION OR DISTRACTION

I want to celebrate that which is real and authentic for me.  That’s when celebration is not just canned, like canned laughter on some TV comedy show.  I want celebration to feel like I did on my fifth birthday.  For me, though I don’t always practice it, celebration…

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 brutallycold nights are as pretty as the days are.  Let’s begin. Well, this week saw a few different things.  We have new people thatare part of our team…

Celebrate Our Contributor, Storm Spencer!!

This photo!!! Picture on the left was taken 2017. Picture on the right was taken 2018 (one year apart). In the 2017 photo, I was struggling. I had just been through my biggest medical hurdle yet. My life had been saved but I didn’t recognize the body I…

Celebration is Good for the Soul

*cue Kool & the Gang* Celebrations can be mental, physical or emotional, but no matter the form our ability to celebrate big and small victories are frozen moments in our minds. Think of how Cubs fans felt after not just winning the World Series but making it into…

Dance to the Music

What a wonderful life this is. Not was, not will be, but is right now. Celebrate, celebrate dance to the music. Remember this? Three Dog Night shared with us a while back how to observe and make merry throughout this most excellent adventure. We have plenty of opportunity…

Words of Russell Clayton – Celebrate Life

THE GIFT OF LIFE There are hidden moments in everyone’s daily life which are simply extraordinary! These occasions contain pure vibratory bliss. Recognize these events when they occur, and hold onto them tightly in your memory. Take the opportunity to pour yourself deeper into these simple joyful experiences,…

Sports Day Celebration: The Color Purple

  Gigi and Sarin getting ready 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…

Life is a Banquet.

  When my Aunt Spoonie (Dr. Phyllis P. Hayes) received her PhD a few years ago, she asked me to speak at her celebratory dinner, in place of her father, my grandfather Mr. Harold L. Hayes Sr. Her request touched a place in my soul that I had…

The Ultimate Katerer: Dayna Latrice Kline

Dayna Latrice Kline is Chicago born and bred and is the daughter of one of my besties, Pat Kline.   I held her as a baby, and it would be years later that I would first taste Dayna’s divine cuisine at her mom’s gathering.  It was a pasta dish…

This Issue: Laughter

  “Get a hold of yourself!” I can’t!  I scooped our Featured Image from family friend, Teasha Renee.  She was traveling Amsterdam, and this photo caught her in an uproar of laughter that says it all.  Sometimes we laugh so uncontrollably, we spiral into simultaneous crying.  We all…