Earth & Air

E-mails from Jason

Hello everyone! It’s me, Captain Jason Carter with another addition of my weekly e-mail about what is going on over here in Afghanistan.  We got back early today so we were able to eat steak and lobster.  Well, we made it another week here and our mission went…

E-mails from Jason

Good afternoon everyone!  It’s just me, cool guy Captain Carter with more adventures of beautiful, exotic Afghanistan. Well, we move out this past Tuesday and go to our first stop, Chaway in Jajii province.  This is the ABP HQ for the district.  We meet with the local police…

Garden Blooms

Saw these photos and begged Anita Roy to let me feature them in Garden Spices.  She said, “They are my mom’s handiwork!” Finally, literally from the ‘garden,’ blooms! -Victorine All photos by Anita Roy © 2016 Anita Roy, All rights reserved

E-mails from Jason

Hello once again, and what a past few days it has been.  Yes, I know that I usually send this out on Friday but we were still on a mission yesterday and I got back late. Let me start by saying that we have been in Gardez for…

A Soul Journey: Walking the Camino

Rebecca Santos had her designated role as a married woman and a mom.   Santos is still a mom, but she went through a divorce and found herself with a new designation – a single person.   “I had never done anything by myself,” Santos admitted.  “If I could do…

Cosmic Patience

I believe that our Creator continually provides opportunities for the expression of our higher selves.  Of all the attributes that define elevation, patience rises to the top of my list as most critical and perhaps the most elusive. Patience is the capacity to tolerate delay, trouble, discomfort and…

Snowpocalypse Road Warrior

This is the story of how the friendly and seemingly fearless leader of our grocery store (Trader Joe’s store #664 in Nashville, TN) made sure every one of his morning crew made it home safely during the worst snow storm Nashville has experienced in over 12 years. It…

Red Autumn

  The cypresses shed blood Red on the asphalt, driven like Snow at the marina, and I deathlessly sneeze and Cough, sniffling in Leaf mold and the changing weather, Watching yet another Youthful season grow old And senile. The summer Waned helplessly before me And could I have…

Indian Summer: Magical ‘n Marvelous!

  This was taken by a lovely young East Indian woman, who was with her large extended family in the Smokies for the first time… we took ALL their photos here too… spent 1/2 hour laughing with all of them… so lovely! NEVER saw SO many Indian families,…

Blessings

Blessings from Montana, Family. From the earth your body was given, and one day you will return it. Look at this beautiful mountain, snow, wind, and sky. This is your body. Even you cannot deny how beautiful you are. Be blessed all. God bless. One love. -Joshua Ryan…