Living in the Gyre

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

Vegetable Matter

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

African Postman: Tributes to Fatema Mernissi, Visionary Feminist Scholar

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

Help End Violence Against Women Now

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  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

Very Inspirational!

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 … More Very Inspirational!