A Visit to Asiatique, The Riverfront in Bangkok

Asiatique is an experience!  It combines shopping with entertainment, and provides an active venue for the riverfront in Bangkok.  Photographer, Bernard Basley, his wife, Sarin, and daughter, Garnet (then, 3 years old), make their home in Bangkok.  These images are a peek at Asiatique:   – Bernie Basley…

An Umbrella of Perceptions

Who knows what is in the minds of men today when they see or hear the word, “freedom”? That one word seems to have taken on so many meanings though they may be only ‘sub-titles’ for a greater concept of what it means to be free. The word…

Truth and Musings by Faeez van Doorsen

Comrades, What matters is holding close the knowledge that hatred only lasts for as long as love will allow. What matters is that there’s a revolution around the bend and if we falter now, we’ll incur regrets that spare no room for solace. What matters is that we…

Losing the Shackles: Getting Free

All of our lives we’ve been told of the freedoms we have by being Americans. Freedom of speech, religion, to bear arms, press, etc. It is only when we get to be middle-aged that we realize we haven’t taken advantage of the most important freedoms promised by American…

SAME SCRIPT, DIFFERENT CAST

Over a year now, I believe, when we in the United States began to be pulled into a long, continuous story of outrage – every statement, behavior or past exploit by a certain public figure more distasteful than its precedent. Depending upon one’s level of emotional intelligence, or…

Inconsequential Spirituality Celebration for Earth Day

It’s time for Spiritualist to celebrate Earth Day. So, climb your mountain, find a comfortable place and meditate. God loves those who meditate, better yet, God loves all those who create. After many years studying the realms of Spirituality and its psychology, I find that most people who…

Love’s Best Man

July 23, 2017   Susan Wylie  for James Robinson   Searching lifelong for love’s best man Deep the love, deep the life Deep the touch of two becoming one, Far becoming near Stranger in a strange land Swapping cell for cell Transforming Now familiar in a family land…

E-mails from Jason

 October 19, 2007 Hello from wonderful Afghanistan where the weather is nice and cool and the action is very HOT!!! Shall I begin my story? Ok, today is Friday 19 October and I am back in Gardez already. We have been here since Wednesday night. Yes, we were…

Starrdust: Reflections

There is no doubt we are living in extreme times, but before I go there, let me offer context. As I consider the topic “Reflection” for this edition of Garden Spices Magazine, I go to the dictionary. So many times I have pasted meaning upon words, thoughts, emotions, circumstances,…