501 Not Out: A Cricket Fan’s-Eye View of Brian Lara

The Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) from September 9 to 22 was, as with many other events nowadays, a “first,” since it was online. In fact it was the Festival’s fifteenth anniversary and over 120 films were shown, with major sponsorship from the Trinidad & Tobago Government’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts. … More 501 Not Out: A Cricket Fan’s-Eye View of Brian Lara

The Resilient Reggae Tiger Inspires National Library Staff in a Difficult Time

“Resilience” is a popular word these days. We apply it to many things: climate change, economic decline, hurricanes and other disasters. And COVID-19. Looking back at our Emancipation/Independence Day holidays, that was what it was all about. Amidst the online celebrations, the usual good wishes and Jamaican colors on social media, the underlying theme was … More The Resilient Reggae Tiger Inspires National Library Staff in a Difficult Time

Pens and Paper

Originally posted on Destructive Anachronism:
Last autumn, my mother asked me what I wanted for Christmas. There were the obvious things, those I can never have enough of — certain books (that I will read; understand, it’s just a matter of place in the queue… and the queue never in its meaning must end, never ends),…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Names (of a few Arsenal Fans)

As some of my readers (and all my friends) may know, I am a huge fan of Arsenal Football Club, the greatest club in North London and possibly the world. We “Gooners” (as we call ourselves, after “Gunners” – who are members of the actual team) are, like most football fans, deeply devoted to our … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Names (of a few Arsenal Fans)

Boxing Day Leftovers

It’s December 26, and the neighborhood has been sunk in soporific mode since morning. Some Kingston citizens will no doubt rouse themselves from the post-Christmas Day torpor later today and toddle off to a soca party or dancehall session, and the noise level will rise. But for now…it’s “as you were.” Having just dined on … More Boxing Day Leftovers

Saharan Dust, Heil Hitlers and UC Rusal: Sunday, July 13, 2014

The World Cup final was exhausting and I must admit I could not have taken much more stress. It was a hot afternoon, we had the fans turned up full and ate mangoes and drank coconut water at half time. This did not help Argentina to a victory, sadly. But all the Jamaicans who suddenly … More Saharan Dust, Heil Hitlers and UC Rusal: Sunday, July 13, 2014