I found the last Weekly Photo Challenge rather difficult, because it could be – well anything unusual. When I take photos, I don’t usually say to myself: “Oh, that’s unusual!” I am not necessarily looking for the unusual. Sometimes, though, it just happens. Here are a few examples: an unusually carved chair, a surprising hairstyle … More Unusual… In Some Way or Other
Well, I skipped last weekend. I was out of town, attending a wedding that only happened in fits and starts. I might write an account of it; it truly was an experience. The good thing is I have started journaling (thanks to Susan Goffe!) so I might remember things in more interesting detail in future. … More What’s Happening in Jamaica: July 15/16, 2017
This morning was hot and breezy. When I arrived at the Nanny Bee (2017 edition), spelling was already under way. Up on the concrete stage was a row of chairs, on which were perched the youngest children (Round One – Grade One), legs dangling. Left of stage, a spell master (if that is the correct … More NannyBee 2017: Children, Community – and Words
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Here’s an update of the week’s news and issues. I hope you find it useful! I am adding more links so you can read more about these stories. I’ve highlighted one or two “big stories” in purple. P.S. Happy Europe Day! That is actually tomorrow, … More Monday Review: What’s Happening in Jamaica, May 8, 2017
I recently re-connected with an old acquaintance, Professor Emeritus of Criminology & Justice Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Bernard Headley. Some time ago, Professor Headley co-founded and now chairs a group named the National Organisation of Deported Migrants. I am pleased to share with you his perspective on deportees – a … More Cautionary Note On Going (Again) After Deportees: By Professor Bernard Headley
The world seems a very troubled place in 2017. People are shouting loudly, and not always listening to each other. Can religion help, or is it just making matters worse? I consider myself a spiritual person, but I am certainly not aligned to any particular religion. In fact, although aspects of some of the world’s belief … More Achieving Peace and Reconciliation: Is Religion a Bridge, or a Barrier?
This is my first news update of the year, and the weather is bright and breezy. After a rather long, lazy Christmas and New Year break (for most) it is time for our island to confront some pressing matters. Right at the top of the list is, inevitably it seems, crime – which did not … More Taming Godzilla, A Telecoms Drama and A Visit from Garvey’s Son: Jamaica, January 3, 2017