Longing with Pablo Neruda

Originally posted on Üä:
“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” – Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair ♦ © Photo: Julie Skotte,  Nature photographer of the year 2012 in Denmark. Blog: fotofabler.dk  Website: julieskotte.com Featured here on Postcard from Greenland

A Government in Retreat (Some Thoughts on the Last One)

I wrote this article a couple of months ago – in January, 2013. As our Cabinet comes out of its latest two-day pre-Easter retreat, I thought that you might enjoy it, dear readers… The great Stoic philosopher (and Roman Emperor) Marcus Aurelius commented in his wisdom, centuries ago: “Men seek retreats for themselves, houses in the … More A Government in Retreat (Some Thoughts on the Last One)

The Second Coming

Last night, the great African writer Chinua Achebe passed away in Boston, Massachusetts, aged 82 years old. Up until his death, he was the David and Marianna Fisher University Professor and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University in the United States. Chinua Achebe has a special place in Jamaicans’ hearts – largely because of his … More The Second Coming

Yesterday was the first International Day of Forests – I did not have a chance to focus on it, but do take a look at my recent photos of St. Thomas and the awesome cotton tree in Somerset. Our forests are precious. I wanted to share this lovely post from the Rainforest Alliance with you… … More