Perspective

Insight on Education

In March 2020, school systems were ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic’s mandates for masks, online learning, and closure… especially schools serving high numbers of children receiving free and reduced lunch and Title I services. Title I services include but are not limited to literacy programs to ensure children…

Insight: Dr. Russell Clayton

THERE IS ONLY ONE YOU There is something different about you. You don’t remind me of anyone else l know. What you offer is very unique. Your creative thoughts boggle my mind. No matter what you do, there is no one who does it quite like you. Your…

NOBODY’S MULLET

  He’s back!!!  The humorist that twists words and imagery in such a whimsical way that you comprehend a language foreign to you.  He has now developed a venue for his gift – Voices in Flight.  Garden Spices welcomes you back, Faeez Van Doorsen– Victorine   Nobody’s Mullet…

Perfection Can Shove It

I’m writing this on a day I pulled scabs off my calloused knees that kept crawling to people who never once loved me. I’m not writing of romantic love. Just that intrinsic respectful love from an acquaintance who wishes you well because they know you’re not a prick….

Evolving Intentions

  “When your intentions are pure, so too will be your success.” Charles F. Glassman MD The impending closure of 2021 causes me to reflect on my accomplishments and ponder my resolutions, aka intentions, for the coming year. Annually I create a Road Map that details what I…

Re: Intentions

I turned 50 this year. It’s still odd to hear it out loud…50. I remember being younger and thinking, “50… that’s old!” Now, I’m not exactly sure what 50 is supposed to feel like. I’ve finally arrived at that dreaded and magical point in life where men begin…

Intention

  I set aside time to mentally clean house during December. Usually, my hands are busy with cooking or creating my wreaths as I reflect on the previous year. There’s a standard set of questions that guide my musings and meanderings through the cobwebs of the past: What…

Lives Laid Down: Everett L. Carter, Sr.

I met Sgt. Everett L. Carter at his studio at  Lowe’s Mill ARTS, in Huntsville, AL.  He welcomed William Leroy Kennedy and me, introduced us to his major project, Lives Laid Down, and told us about the horrific treatment given to many Soldiers, now, Veterans. He served in…

Shifting: Plan for It!

  We are probably in the midst of “National Liar’s Month,” you know, the top of the year, January. When most make resolutions, or more accurately expressed fantasy desires, they would like to happen or come about during the next 12 month period, as long as they don’t…