MADAME PRESIDENT

  The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6: January 20, 2049, at noon at U.S. Capitol Thirty-nine-year-old Taylor…

Paralysis

  Zero: Prologue Self-hatred and narcissism exist in a mutualistic symbiotic relationship, often appearing as one or the other. This is because many people use the term ‘narcissism’ colloquially (i.e., as a general diagnosis of a self-congratulatory/concerned person, with little to no regard for the myth of Narcissus…

FANTASY LAND

Imagining the improbable, OOthat’s fantasizing. I imagine the improbable OOfrequently. Whatever it is, OOfor good or ill, OOI come to know it intimately. I suspect, then accept OOit may be probable. I come to recognize, OOrealize the probable OOrestng within the improbable. I nurture that probability OOwith my…

Touching Heaven

As I look out the spacecraft window, the sparkle emanating from planet Earth was about two light-years away. It’s been a while since we left, and soon we’ll arrive at our destination: Planet Buru.  I was one of five social scientists whose mission was to observe the Buruian…

Sarin’s Thai: PAPAYA SALAD

Thai Papaya Salad  “Just add the things whatever you like in it.” – Sarin INGREDIENTS 2 small under-ripe (green) papaya* 3 large whole carrots (peeled) 1 cup mixed greens (cabbage, spinach, romaine (your choice) 2 medium tomatoes (halved and cut into bite-size pieces) 1 cup Thai noodles 1…

MI Casa, Su Casa: Balsamic Thick Cut Pork Chops

Two large bone-in thick cut pork chops (approx: 1 ½ inches thick) One large sweet onion quartered Two tablespoons of olive oil Four tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning Two tablespoons of All-Purpose flour One cup of good quality balsamic vinegar Two large sprigs of fresh rosemary Two cloves…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies

How about a Caribbean Thanksgiving meal?  Not that the holiday is celebrated on St. Maarten, but when I saw this plate of deliciousness, I thought about the traditional fare and the spice-up of a Caribbean plate.-Victorine Heat oven to 350  Ingredients for Baked Turkey Wings Vinegar or lime/lemon…

Prosetry: Frank Malaba

DREAMS OF IMMORTALITY When we paint, a piece of us is left on the canvas. Each stroke, a fraction of our soul refracted like light through a prism. We are harvesters of light that are immortalized through our feelings. Paint in itself is just pigment. Paint in our…

Escape with Helen M. Bailey

  Helen Bailey is often described as innovative, impactful  and energizing …with a unique sense of style & grace. Just about the time COVID 19 sequestered society to zones of safety within homes, behind computers, and into the search of creative outlets, Facebook introduced me to Helen M….

Abby Clark: #protestspotlight

  Garden Spices welcomes Abby Clark, who plays a vital part in the Project Say Something protest against a Confederate Monument in Florence, AL.  Her work,  #protestspotlight, documents profiles of individual protesters, their motivation, and vision. Here are some of the protesters spotlighted.- Victorine Today’s #protestspotlight shares the voice…