Jamaica Selling Out Its Paradise: CNN Op-Ed by Wendy Townsend


I am reposting this article from CNN’s website. Please share it widely. You can find it online at http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/02/opinion/townsend-jamaica-iguana/ Editor’s note: Wendy Townsend writes for children and young adults, and she and her family raise lizards as pets. Her third novel, “Blue Iguana,” has just been released by namelos. The opinions in this commentary are solely … More Jamaica Selling Out Its Paradise: CNN Op-Ed by Wendy Townsend

African Postman: Bringing the Joy of Dance to Chad’s Refugee Camps


Number 3 in my daily series of news from the continent of Africa.  Today’s story from CNN is about Chadian dancer/choreographer Taigue Ahmed, who is bringing the joy of dance to those marginalized persons living in refugee camps.  Having enjoyed a wealth of dance in the past few days (and given Jamaicans’ great love of … More African Postman: Bringing the Joy of Dance to Chad’s Refugee Camps