These are treacherous times. We have to put one foot in front of the other, and try not to slip. These are anxious times. We have to close our eyes, count to ten, pray, meditate, take deep breaths. These are angry times. We have to hold onto our reason; some people have abandoned theirs, and … More Living in the Gyre
Our household is going green. I write a lot about environmental issues, but it’s not quite that kind of green. Nor is it anything political! We are going green in the area of health and beauty. Dear Husband (DH) is instrumental in all of this, I might add. Firstly, there is the Bullet. It’s a … More Vegetable Matter
Anyone who knows me well also knows that I am an unapologetic Twitter addict. I can’t help it. I blame my social media guru @marciaforbes, who got me hooked a few years back. Now, I need a daily fix (well, almost hourly, actually). And no, you don’t need to cure me. Oh, I am @petchary. … More It’s Christmas in Twitterland!
Yes, I am determined to revive my “African Postman” series… And what better way to start it again? (By the way, “African Postman” is a great song by Jamaican roots reggae artist Winston “Burning Spear” Rodney, of whom I am an everlasting fan. I use it to preface interesting and unusual news from that great … More African Postman: Tributes to Fatema Mernissi, Visionary Feminist Scholar
Today was International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Here is a message from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, which is also posted on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141124170545-204317422-help-end-violence-against-women-now?trk=prof-post Tomorrow I will report on this morning’s event in Jamaica in recognition of the day. Please remember there are 16 Days of Activism to follow… Stay tuned! … More Help End Violence Against Women Now
“He gave up the ghost and died and was gathered unto his people at an old age and full of years.” I found this fascinating inscription as I wandered in the Jewish Cemetery in Orange Street, downtown Kingston recently. There I met with a group from Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions, which has been documenting Jamaica’s Jewish heritage … More Recording our Ancestors: Part 1
Wow. Well my dear readers, another kind fellow-blogger, the Wanderlust Gene, has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! So I am considered both versatile and inspirational, which is very nice. Thanks so much to my friend half-way across the world on another tropical island – Sri Lanka. You can read her blog at https://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/. … More Very Inspirational!