Watching People Die

All year, everyday, I have been watching people die. Die from coronaDie from gunshotDie from heartbreak….poor health, lack of health care, health complications, comorbidities and so called “old age” All year people have been gone too soon.Sun is shining but life is filled with so much doom All year I have been watching people die.…

A Rare Gem in Puerto Bueno: The Endangered Blue Kite Swallowtail

Let’s take a pause. As the debate over Puerto Bueno Mountain appears to be becoming more rancorous (at least on social media), I would like to point to what I consider a critical aspect of what has become a “controversy.” A great deal has been said lately about “environmentalists” – a label that has become … More A Rare Gem in Puerto Bueno: The Endangered Blue Kite Swallowtail

“Mary Poppins”: Grab Your Umbrella and Support Jamaica Environment Trust!

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!

Award Winning Caribbean Authors Journey to Edinburgh

My friend, the quietly dynamic publisher Tanya Batson-Savage of Blue Banyan Books sent me this information on three great authors for young adults, who will be traveling to the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer. I reviewed the novel “Children of the Spider” by Guyana’s Imam Baksh two years ago, here. It was a … More Award Winning Caribbean Authors Journey to Edinburgh

Pink Lemonade, a Yellow Fascinator… and Grabbing Those Lemons

If I was superstitious, I would say something was up. A few hours before the launch of Damien Williams’ Grab You Some Lemons at the Jamaica Theological Seminary on March 3, there was an earth tremor that swayed us from side to side (about 4 on the Richter Scale, I believe). As I arrived at the launch, … More Pink Lemonade, a Yellow Fascinator… and Grabbing Those Lemons

Belly Full! Book on Caribbean Cooking in the UK Now Published

Foodies, at home and abroad! Here’s some good news for you… Do you remember my post last year about the planned book Belly Full: Caribbean Food in the UK? Well, the crowd-funding was successful and the book is now out, published by Tezeta Press. Check out the website here for details. It looks fabulously yummy. Go … More Belly Full! Book on Caribbean Cooking in the UK Now Published

Oh, And One More Thing: A Beautiful U.S. Book Tour

Last but not least, let us go across the waters to the United States. I wanted to tell you about the most gorgeous, glorious publication, which is at once a photography book and a unique historical record. It is Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean: The Legacy of Judaism in the New World. It is a labor of … More Oh, And One More Thing: A Beautiful U.S. Book Tour