FORGET ABOUT BALANCE

  “Congruence entails living in dynamic harmony, where strands of our lives play in concert together in a way that has a deep and meaningful resonance and that changes as we learn to grow” –  C. Gergen & G. Vanourek I used to really love the balance of…

Love in a Minor Key

  (A song about caring for the young voices and lives of our future.) I share my heartfelt grief with this song I wrote  after the Columbine school tragedy about 20 years ago. This tragedy continues to unfold still; – no pictures, just words.  The pictures on the…

My Equilibrium

Being a Minister requires one to be ever prepared to function in that role where others are concerned. You never know when an event will happen where you must be the voice of reason or bring comfort in the midst of what can be said to be tragic…

Balancing Life’s Chaos

Balance, what is it? What does it mean to you? What disturbs your balance? How do you find yours in a world of constant chaos and disorder? So many questions, so many potential answers. Well, let me unpack this a little. Balance means different things to different people….

Words of Russell Clayton

DON’T SUFFER YOUR LIFE AWAY Some people bear their suffering better than others. When you are suffering, don’t bring any negative thoughts that may worsen an already bad situation. Aim to bring your positive attitude, stillness, and peace to whatever situation that arises, whether happy or sad. Don’t…

E-MAILS FROM JASON

November 2, 2007 Well hello once again to everyone!  Captain Jason Carter coming to you again from beautiful and exotic Afghanistan, where the sunny days are as blue as the Burkas the women wear.  Let’s get started, shall we? Well OK, this week has been pretty much the…

Frank Malaba: #MeToo

October 18, 2017 I used to get cat called as a young boy. I was 11 when a guy fondled me near the shops while visiting my mom’s friend’s place in a township in Bulawayo. He’d seen me peering over a high wall because they had a guava…

Old Baggage

All the old baggage of yesterday I have thrown it over my back now it can only encourage me not to ever look back   Backward living has no victory there is no glory to achieve all the old baggage of yesterday I have given it eternal reprieve…

Finishing Up with Garnet and Sarin

Foto finishes with Bernie Basley I scream for ice cream. 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…

THE RIGHT TO BE

  When I was a child, I spoke like a man. I sang songs that spoke life into The very core of my people. I taught my lips to bless all that blessed me.   I am a child of the soil and my feet are firm and…