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…

Just What Does It Take?

      Photo Harvesting Tea Leaves by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels What is your favorite thing to do besides reading the latest issue of Garden Spices magazine? Is it watching movies or serial programming on a streaming platform? Enjoying street tacos at your favorite food truck or your favorite coffee…

This Issue: Endurance!

Loved Ones! Welcome to our sixth Anniversary Issue!  It has been our blessing to serve you with the mission of Garden Spices: …to explore and celebrate differences through the lens of people of various ethnicity, beliefs, genders, physical and mental abilities in hopes of finding the core of…

La Maison in Midtown Huston: Urban Warmth

…Yes, the above image was our lavish suite at La Maison (LM) Midtown Houston.  Of course, we have an inside track; one of the owners,  Genora Boykin, is a cousin to my friend, Mr. K. The co-owner is Sharon Owens, and both Boykins and Owens meet the standard…

In Your Body

When we’re young, so thin ribs are ladder rungs, we long to gain flesh to ward off taunts and name-calling that shadows us even in our moments of private silence. We think joy will find us when our body starts to build flesh around our timid skeletal frame….