The Spirit of Budo: An Upcoming Exhibition on the History of Japanese Martial Arts

Well, as a former student of Japanese, who lived in Japan for a while, I am always excited when this kind of cultural exhibit comes up. It refreshes my memory – and I suppose I will be forever “hooked” on Japanese culture. So now, here is one to look out for, early in the New … More The Spirit of Budo: An Upcoming Exhibition on the History of Japanese Martial Arts

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Christmas in Twitterland – A Pictorial Glimpse

Well, everyone knows I just love Twitter. It’s exciting, annoying, fun, very diverse and if I can manage to avoid Donald Trump’s tweets, I’m OK. I am @petchary. We had a moderately sociable Christmas – with family Skype sessions and friends for food and drink – but Twitter still kept me amused in between chatting … More Christmas in Twitterland – A Pictorial Glimpse

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Christmas in Kingston, Jamaica: Ten Reasons To Be Cheerful (And There Are More)

Somehow I am not feeling what people call “the Christmas Spirit,” apart from some Christmas lights and talk of sorrel, pudding and the like. I need to tap into it some more. In fact, it may be my imagination, but people seem a little stressed out this year, for various reasons. Crime (and I am … More Christmas in Kingston, Jamaica: Ten Reasons To Be Cheerful (And There Are More)

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Apply Now for the 2017 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Jamaica

Jamaica has a flourishing and dynamic cultural life, as we all know. We also have a pretty fascinating cultural heritage – much of it in dire need of preservation. We love our culture, but we are sometimes not so good at recording, preserving, restoring, documenting. Be that as it may, I wanted to quickly post … More Apply Now for the 2017 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Jamaica

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Entering the Spiritual Yards of Artistic Magic and Mystery

This morning, we went to the opening of an art exhibition that sent pulses of mysterious energy through the cool white halls of the National Gallery of Jamaica. We entered into Spiritual Yards – selections from the collection of Wayne and Myrene Cox. The exhibit closes on January 29, 2017 and is highly recommended for … More Entering the Spiritual Yards of Artistic Magic and Mystery

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Migratory Birds, and the Treaties that Protect Them, Celebrated on 20 Caribbean Islands

It’s been a busy time for BirdsCaribbean partners across the islands, as the migratory birds have arrived! Our own yard in Kingston (which is very green) is alive with migratory birds. As I write, I can see a Northern Parula taking a quick bath, and yesterday we watched a Black-and-White-Warbler (“Ants Bird”) creeping up the … More Migratory Birds, and the Treaties that Protect Them, Celebrated on 20 Caribbean Islands

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