THIS ISSUE – WORK!

Loved Ones, And so our work continues to bring you content that touches your soul. Many of you know about the perils of publishing, how much work goes into presenting something worthy of submission. Recently, Garden Spices Magazine has been significantly impacted by a hijack, which has brought…

Behind The Scenes at the Black Women’s Expo

    The theme of this issue of Garden Spices Magazine is work.  When we think of work, it is mainly about our work, the work we don’t want to do.  But how often do we consider the amount of work that has to happen to produce our…

“WORK” Is it a four-letter word?

  …Or, Is it a gateway to a life filled with purpose and joy? For you, “work” may be the time spent away from home, which you, unfortunately, may dread. A grind, often repeated, by arriving at the designated time, to begin the tasks required, to provide funds…

Soul: Wingery and Records

  When your mom and dad have a Black business as florists for the Shoals area in Alabama; when your brother is in real estate, and when the family gives back to the community in service, it is no surprise that Thaddeus Rowell follows suit and forays into…

Dilip Kumar, Man, Actor, Legend

The Indian film industry recently lost Mohammed Yusuf Khan (11 December 1922 – 7 July 2021), known to his fans as Dilip Kumar. Kumar was an actor who worked in the Indian cinema before it was called Bollywood. He was born to a Pathan family in the Qissa…

Goin’ In: Return to Center

Recently my eldest daughter held a trunk party for the second grandchild we will send to a Big Ten College campus. A “trunk party, is a celebration that brings together the Village to assist a college-bound student with well wishes and dorm necessities. As the grandmother of thirteen,…

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…