It’s Not Really Work…I Think

Posted on September 4, 2021 by vbgold I’m struggling with an interesting dichotomy these days, a situation I could not have foreseen or imagined; my work has become my passion, and my passions have created a multilayered “job” where happiness and contentment are the most important benefits. Dig,…

Make Way For Joy by Dr. Joyce Brown

My first Garden Spices© article was a lament to the decision to place my mother in a nursing home. Since then, I have regaled you with my “Marbline Box” stories… or “Granny” as we have called her since her first grandchild was born in 1967. My grandmother was…

Art by Amita

  I met Amita Bharak’s work at various events in the Florence, AL area. I would not meet her until we served on the board of the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. Her art depicts the warmth, vibrance, and spiritual nature of her culture, and Garden Spices delights…

Above & Beyond by Aletha Metcalf Evans

  Leave no stone unturned Nor…Nary a corner cut Get to the bottom of things When others give up Put yourself in the place Of those you’re sworn to serve Delivering star treatment Not only VIPs deserve Going the extra mile Isn’t just a saying It’s doing all…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T (An excerpt from Spicy…a blog by Victorine

  Yep, that’s me, sitting with my legs up and iced typing this.  I had to suspend blogging memories of my travels to tell you this:  You may feel as though you are 35 in your head, but your body commands respect, I mean Aretha R-E-S-P-E-C-T.  What?!! I…

GARDEN SPICES MAGAZINE AUTHOR’S CORNER

Our contributors generously submit content for Garden Spices, but they are book authors and have their own publications. Let’s celebrate reading! THE BEAST IS TWO HEADED. THE QUEST FOR JUSTICE IS HEROIC. Detectives Joi Sommers and her partner Russell Wilkerson speed to the Ingalls Hospital ER and are…

Thanks for Listening: William Leroy Kennedy at Work

A licensed home builder, my dad started my work career at ten cents per hour for construction site clean-up. In addition to my work, I made things from leftover materials. A king’s throne was my most memorable creation, smile. By the time that I finished high school, I…

New Directions: Energy Medicine – What the Heck is That?

Quite a while ago, I started on a journey of self-discovery related to my health and well-being.   It all started when I was trying to convince my husband I was “really trying” to quit smoking.  (I was but pretty half-heartedly).  “See,” I said to him, “I’m so serious…

Dorothy Small-Spaulding: Why Not Paint!

The featured image is a card sent to me and created by my longtime friend, Dorothy. It sits on my family room shelf as artwork and inspiration. I’ve known Dorothy Small-Spaulding for over 40 years. We met in Cleveland, OH, my first friend there. With bright eyes, wearing…

ART – Artist Cecil Bernard

  We did not take part in any of the videos, but Cecil Bernard has been a cherished friend and artistic presence in the homes of our family. He has also been a favorite of artists featured in Garden Spices Magazine. – Victorine This video expresses how many…