Earth & Air

New Directions: Spring, Springing!

    “Garden gate – been hiding in the garage!“-Linda Isbell Every year Garden Spices takes pleasure in displaying the beauty of the blooming flowers of Columnist, Linda and her husband, Terry.  Thank you for allowing us to enter your garden gate. – Victorine   — Linda Isbell…

EXPLORING OUR PARADIGM SHIFT

  Richard MacKay I believe we are individually and collectively well into a transformative paradigm shift. According to Miriam-Webster, a paradigm shift is an important change that happens when a new and different way replaces the usual way of thinking about or doing something because the old way…

HEAVEN: An excerpt from 57th Street

Heaven On 57th Street we were jammin’! Some of us had more than others, but we all played together and knew better than to step on Mr. Anderson’s newly manicured grass.  We were village-raised children who played by seasons – a season for tops; yo yos; bolo bats;…

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…

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…

REALITY OR FANTASY? -YOU DECIDE

  “This short true story created a lot of conversation between my husband, Mike, and me about what fantasy really is. So, for this issue, I’m bowing out and sending in his piece as a sub. Hope ya’ll enjoy it.” -Wanda Gail Campbell   In the 90s, 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…

SEEDS OF HOPE ON THE INTERRELATEDNESS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTS

INTRODUCTION I’m going to envision and sketch an image of the interrelatedness of our environments: human, natural, and spiritual.  I’ve come to imagine them as dynamically one since I witnessed the image of the Earth from the moon; we all live here together.  I am of course expanding…

Farm Life

Living on a farm, especially during the pandemic, brings perspective. Farm life is seven days a week, no matter what the weather or how you feel – life needs to be taken care of every day. The pandemic has not changed our lifestyle much, but we have been…