Tonight is the Summer Solstice. It is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the time when the Earth is tilted most closely to the Sun (23.4 degrees, to be precise). At the same time, it is the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, where everything is the other way round. The … More Happy Summer Solstice
The Kingston-based Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) is today expressing alarm at a recent spate of murders of senior citizens – Jamaicans, some of whom have returned from overseas after decades of hard work overseas. It is not only tragic and pains the heart, but it fills our elderly citizens with fear. They feel … More CCRP Calls For Better Security for Elders
This week’s challenge is Twisted. My fellow blogger Susan Goffe has given a marvelous example, of the “love bush.” There are indeed many examples in nature. Also, I think, the twists and turns of discussions, deliberations…and the “curve balls” life sometimes throws you.
This week’s photo challenge is simply “Glow.” One immediately thinks of sunsets – and here are one or two. But colour can glow, in the sunlight, too. I hope you enjoy these…
This week’s challenge is, on the face of it, quite straight forward. As Bob Marley sang: “My feet is my only carriage.” Of course, “pedestrian” can also have a different interpretation from that simple meaning. It can just mean someone plodding along, dull and laborious. I have stuck to the literal version, because I do not want to … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian – My Feet Is My Only Carriage
Originally posted on Jamaica: Political Economy:
I have not read the survey that led to the Gleaner writing ‘No time to dream‘, but I can tell you that it’s utter rubbish–or twaddle, which is my preferred word for things I think are rubbish. The conclusion comes because over 50% cannot articulate their dream? Because I…
A friend is a comfortable space. A space where you can just be “yourself” – around that person, animal or thing. For some people their best friend is their radio; for others, a pet. For me, it’s my husband. But friends can take many shapes and forms… Here are a few.
I love the Weekly Photo Challenge, as it gives me an excuse to dig into my photo archives and revisit some moments that I had half-forgotten. One of these times was the visit of the Dance Theater of Harlem to Jamaica in May, 2012. I immediately thought of dancers when I saw the word “graceful” … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful – Dancers, Brides and Trees
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is on the theme “Path.” This opens up many possibilities, of course. It could be the path that we tread through our lives… I have chosen this photo, however, as I was thinking of my brother James, who lives thousands of miles away. We Skyped yesterday (what a wonderful … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Path
Originally posted on Through Red, Gold, Green Spectacles:
BLACK PHILOSOPHY & IDEAS In 1972, newly returned to Jamaica fleeing 8 years of living with racial prejudice in England, I attended an event at the Sheraton Kingston hotel to hear a speech by Evonne Goolagong, an Australian half-Aboriginee girl who had just won Wimbledon. I did…