This Issue: Direction!

Loved Ones! Where are you going? What is in store for you in the milleu of the universe? Who/what is guiding you? Garden Spices Contributors take on all of the above in splendid form. Columnist, Marquetta LaRae is our Featured Image, and In The Positive Power of You: …

Direction: Which Way is Up?

  To possess sound judgment or common sense; to have a clear understanding of a situation. Creating community, restoring community, and positively impacting communities have been a huge part of my life’s commitment. My family was part of the Great Migration. The elders instilled in us that moving…

Prosetry by Frank Malaba: Change

And so it happened. A door shut in my face. Again. In my mind’s ear, the soundtrack of a sad movie plays. It feels as though I might just get glued into the tarmac if I do not lift my feet quick enough. You see, I don’t remember…

Kescorism: Art by Kelvin (Artistk) Ansong

“Kescorism?”  I saw his work, and I had to ask what in the world this art form defines. Kelvin (Artistk) Ansong replied,”KESCORISM is my identity brand. Proceeding with my name Kelvin…… I always want to distinguish my works with circular shapes and colors… Therefore KESCORISM is my own…

Causal Directions 

One thing that marvels me the most is watching a baby nearing her seventh month leaning against the sofa. She’s ready to take that first momentous step forward. Then, as she moves gently away, she takes her first step and plops! That’s joyful to watch. The next thing…

Thanks for Listening: Life Directions

  Back in the Day… Starting in life, I began to formulate how I would impact my world and eventually the world at large. When I was three or four years old, my parents opened a juke joint named “The Dew Drop Inn.” And my aunt and uncle,…

When The Direction is STOP

    “I know how to go, go, go. Stopping, I’ve learned, is the stuff of mastery.”  — Danielle LaPorte Sometimes you find yourself at an impasse, pondering which direction to pursue. Of course, there are many directions, Up, Down, Sideways, North, South, East, West, Left, Right, each with its…

Darshan Comes to Tuscumbia, AL!

A few years back I penned a piece inviting you to “Jump” into experiencing different cultures.  Eight years later, I am awestruck to be experiencing the first national Indian art exhibition – Darshan, Visions of India, sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, AL. Garden Spices…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Quiche!!!

I absolutely love preparing, serving, and savoring a good quiche. Quiche is one  of the easiest to prepare, and most versatile dishes around. It can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Quiche can be served hot or room temperature, making it the perfect dish for a buffet….