Vicki Goldston

This Issue: Patience!

These days find us all learning the power of patience.  We have stayed the course of a myriad of life-altering events in recent years.  We have prayed, chanted, meditated, shouted, cried, and found our way to the inevitable virtue of patience. It is what quiets the mind and…

Patience: Balancing the Odds with Optimism

 During my annual mammogram and subsequent testing of suspicious calcifications, I was diagnosed with Stage 0 DCIS BREAST CANCER. Stage 0 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is non-invasive cancer where abnormal cells may be in the lining of the breast milk duct. In Stage 0 breast cancer, the…

The Virtue of Patience

  Like a gift from the gods, the virtue of patience offers solitude from the outside. More succinctly put, patience serves as a form of detachment. It keeps you objective, sane, and in control. Our hectic world throws an assortment of nonsense upon us. If not adequately shielded,…

Telling Stories: Artist, Jonathan Kwegiry Aggrey

His post of the featured image, Boat Park ii, 56 x 76 cm, Watercolor, made me gasp.  Immediately, I was within the movement of the water and the captivating boats navigating their way home, from fishing, from the city, from wherever.  So compelling his work, I asked him…

Artist, Jacques P. Jackson; Building Human Stories

Mosaic is an ancient and sacred art form. Maybe it’s the iridescent light transmitted by each piece and that each piece is cut and intentionally placed to light the subject. In churches that light is illuminated; In Jacques P. Jackson’s designs, that light dances in the contemporary bodies…

Patience Virtue or Value?

  My Garden One encyclopedic definition of patience is “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” In the Bible, patience is mentioned as a virtue along with chastity, temperance, generosity, diligence, kindness, and modesty. I take issue with that definition…

Chiari Malformation: How it Changed My Life

2019 was the year that forever changed my life; what I now can say was honestly for the better, but at the time, it did not seem as so. First, I started out having headaches countless times a month that ended in daily pain. The pain was so…

The Beauty of Bonsai: Catching up with Clark Mueller, PhD.

Exploring the practice of Bonsai is perfect for the topic of patience.  When I finally saw a bit of his collection, I knew we could learn about the intricacies of Bonsai from Clark Mueller, PhD. So, to his kitchen table we went, and my eyes were wide open,…

Caribbean Kitchen: Julies Gibs Cooks Caribbean Thanksgiving

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…