Waiting is a pause, a pause before the action. That is this week’s Photo Challenge. I often seem to take pictures of people before an event, while they are waiting for something to happen. The body language of a human being “on pause” is interesting and amusing. Birders are by nature quite patient; I have … More Waiting…and Waiting.
Fi Wi Jamaica seems to me so much more than a “project.” It is two years old already, with one more year to go. I really wish it could go on beyond 2018, because it has done so much. One of Fi Wi Jamaica‘s strengths, I believe, is partnerships. Last year I had the pleasure … More Fi Wi Jamaica: Past, Present and Future
We were invited to a wedding. For us, this was unusual. It is usually funerals, which I barely manage these days. And Jamaican funerals are extremely long. They have the effect of submerging me in fuzzy waves of sadness and regret, drowning as the tributes roll on. The idea of a wedding was refreshing. So, … More A Country Wedding, In Fits and Starts
Emancipation Day and Independence Day are just around the corner now, and I thought it was appropriate to share this blog post from Dr. Anne C. Bailey, a Jamaican-born writer, historian, and professor of History and Africana Studies at SUNY Binghamton (State University of New York). As her blog notes, “Dr. Bailey is committed to a … More Standing on the Shoulders of Miss Lou and Our Elders: Blog Post by Dr. Anne C. Bailey
Well, I knew I should have gone. After excellent conferences in Grenada (2013) and Kingston, Jamaica (2015), BirdsCaribbean held their 21st International Conference earlier this month in Topes de Collantes, Cuba. Here is their press release, plus one or two of the photos that I collected and shared during the meeting (Internet was expensive and … More BirdsCaribbean Cuba Conference Connects Scientists and Promotes Conservation
“Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica!” MoBay style. The Jamaica Environment Trust took its anti-litter campaign westwards recently, with a renewed thrust on responsible solid waste management and disposal. Now, Montego Bay, sometimes called the “Tourism Mecca,” is a very dirty city. On recent trips there recently, I have been disturbed by the garbage-clogged gullies, the filthy state … More JET Launches “Nuh Dutty Up MoBay” and International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017
I found the last Weekly Photo Challenge rather difficult, because it could be – well anything unusual. When I take photos, I don’t usually say to myself: “Oh, that’s unusual!” I am not necessarily looking for the unusual. Sometimes, though, it just happens. Here are a few examples: an unusually carved chair, a surprising hairstyle … More Unusual… In Some Way or Other