International Peace Day is tomorrow – Thursday, September 21, 2017. In Jamaica, peace is a big issue. As the Dalai Lama and others have said – “peace” does not just mean “absence of violence.” It is much more than that, and we need to work on it – together. The Violence Prevention Alliance (see contact details … More Acting Locally for International Peace Day: Thursday, September 21 (Please Wear Blue!)
For the past few days, I have been wrapped up in social media posts – looking at photos and videos of broken buildings, ravaged landscapes and water – water everywhere – whether salt or fresh it is hard to tell, and likely a mixture of the two. Even in Kingston, Jamaica – well outside the … More Hurricane Irma: Will the Caribbean Ever Be the Same?
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.
I have not responded to the Weekly Photo Challenge recently. It had slipped me altogether. This week’s is about “structure.” It is also inviting us to observe, and look for little details we may have overlooked. So, here goes. I think I mostly have man-made structures here – one that I cannot identify! – but … More Structure: Nature and Man Made
Wow. What a combination! Poetry and martial arts. However, the healing power of poetry and the strength and focus of martial arts do actually compliment each other. It’s a two-pronged approach to dealing with the issue of gender-based violence. As the summer winds down, it’s good to look back at some of the many – and … More All Flowers Are Roses: National Library of Jamaica Uses Poetry to Fight Violence Against Young Women
It was a warm August afternoon in Port Royal. As usual, the small town was moving in slow motion. (I always find it impossible to imagine Port Royal as “the wickedest city,” with buxom wenches, swashbuckling pirates and other clichés – 21st century Port Royal is considerably more laid back). Somehow we took a wrong … More An Afternoon with the Mariners of Port Royal
It’s that time of year again… and Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) wants to break last year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day record (eleventh largest in the world!) Are you ready for Saturday, September 16, 2017? Register yourself – or your team – today! PS Big ups to the Tourism Enhancement Fund for their continued support, and … More Registration for International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 is Now Open!