The book (or rather books, as it was a series of eight!) was a childhood favorite of mine that turned into a very successful musical. Coincidentally, I watched the 1964 film quite recently, just for a bit of nostalgia. Dick Van Dyke’s attempt at a Cockney accent still delights! Now it is the 2020 production … More “Mary Poppins”: Grab Your Umbrella and Support Jamaica Environment Trust!
Yes, it was quite a year. I am continuing with my overview of the year 2019, as experienced by the intrepid band of birdwatchers that make up BirdLife Jamaica (BLJ). I missed a couple of events in the summer, but here goes… On June 1, a group led by Ricardo Miller trekked to Schwallenburgh in … More BirdLife Jamaica’s 2019 Adventures: Part 2
I wish you, my dear readers and followers, love, light and happiness for 2020. Thank you so much for reading, commenting and sharing! I appreciate you all! “And to make an end is to make a beginning.”
To be honest (from my personal perspective) 2019 wasn’t a particularly encouraging year. It seems the only thing to do nowadays is to “play it safe” – something, perhaps, that I am not very good at, myself. There were some disappointments and frustrations – and worst of all, That Man is still President of the … More 2019 Was a Fulfilling Year for BirdLife Jamaica: Part 1
It is a perfect day. Sunlight like honey, an occasional gentle breeze. The White-winged Doves are cooing. Only an occasional car passes. There are no motorbikes revving up their engines, no builders shouting and banging on the house over the road. No trucks. Our road is always busy during the day, so we appreciate the … More Notes to Self on Boxing Day
The Christmas season has arrived in Jamaica, and the weather is mild and calm. Nights are a little cooler, and poinsettias are blooming. ‘Tis the season of goodwill. But the busy bees of Kingston haven’t had time to appreciate all of this yet. They are rushing up and down like crazy on what might be … More Gran’ Market: The 2019 Edition
Quite apart from her considerable literary skills, our Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison is a warm-hearted woman who has gathered all in her embrace through programs such as All Flowers Are Roses. Ms. Goodison is the first Jamaican to receive this award, and we congratulate her! You might be interested to know that Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott … More Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison Receives the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry