Mi Casa, Su Casa: Just Keep Going…

What a challenging year 2020 has been! We have had to adapt to covering a part of our faces, social distancing, isolation, self-quarantines, closures, and lockdowns. Most of us have experienced serious illness or the death of loved ones. During times of turmoil, adversity, and limitations, we are…

5 Steps to Revitalizing Our Resilience

Taking a Page From NFL Players WOW! 2020 was some year; it is definitely one we will never forget. If you’re reading this, I’m so happy you made it. The new year gives official permission to reset and revitalize our weary psyches. My inspiration this month comes from,…

Words from Russell Clayton

  SURRENDER Surrender is the shift from no to yes. Say yes to the moment and whatever form it takes. In order to become truly free, you must clear all inner resistance. The antidote for resistance is found in surrender. Surrender to what is. Surrender to truth. Surrender…

That Which Gives Me Life

  By Susan D. Peters Vitality is the very essence of feeling alive! At the dawn of 2020, I anticipated perfect clarity, and somehow, did not allow for the fact that somethings that you see, you-will-not-like! Anyway, I naively thought, “this is my year!” Beloveds, this WAS my year, not in the…

Bronzie De’Marco!

It started in the early ’70s.  Bronzie De’Marco saw her uncle premier as the first Black drag queen in Huntsville.  Today De’Marco celebrates her own career that spans over 50 years. Her illusions include Minnie, Patti, Whitney, and Diana to name a few, and she is an advocate…

Thanks for Listening: Vital Accomplishments

  From as early in my life as I can remember, a zesty feeling towards accomplishing things has stayed in the back of my mind. One of my earliest exuberances as a toddler was to fall off a couch for a second time to re-experience what it felt…

THE ART OF THE WAXING MOON

  Waxing moon refers to when the light part of the moon is expanding before it becomes a Full moon.  January’s full moon is called Wolf Moon. At certain times of the cycle, this moon can be seen at sunset. To the southeast, I noticed the Waxing Wolf…

Sarin’s Thai: Roasted Pork Chop with Oyster Sauce

“I was planning to do red wine sauce but when I (went to) cook, I forgot I drank all the red wine!” -Sarin         Ingredients 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 4 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies: The Incredible Johnny Cakes

  Johnny Cakes are a staple throughout the Caribbean.  You can eat them with saltfish, barbecue, and almost anything you put on a Caribbean plate.  They’re crispy, light, and there’s and if you add the optional sugar, a  sweetness that makes you want more and more. Oh, they…

Excerpt From Spicy…a blog by Victorine: Vibrancy

  February 12, 2020 I thought if I told the truth about this entry, y’all wouldn’t read it. The truth? I’m so tired!! Today, I went to an early morning performance for Black History Month. ( BHM) I am part of The CORE Drummers, and I also had…