Category Archives: Children

Childhood daze

I overheard some high schoolers’ discussions this morning, while we sat at separate tables and ate bagels. One girl began telling her classmates: “My mom told me yesterday there were special elections and that I could vote. Well, everyone there … Continue reading

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Being fifty, feeling nifty?

Saturday, midmorning, and my inner juices are now flowing at a normal rate. I had a lie in, till 9 a.m. Whoo-hoo! I stretched. I splashed cold water on my face. I did a little thinking about a few things, … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Days 38-40)–Learning to make do

As befits a Lenten challenge, it was not going to be easy. Coming to the end of the forty days, I found myself in a situation totally unenvisaged: I was travelling and unable to easily write or post my thoughts. … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 36)–Break me into the day slowly

Dawn. Without fail, daybreak is there. Some days, it’s more pleasant than on other days. A few days away from the freezing weather of North America in exchange for the warm breezes of the Caribbean can make a huge difference. … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 35)–Yard work

Being Jamaican. Somethings don’t lend themselves to neat definition and brief description. This may be one of those aspects that fall into the ‘you know it when you know it’ category. It may be the same for other nationalities, and … Continue reading

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Just a minute!

My thoughts on Lent will have to take a little pause because I’m in the midst of travelling. While I can write and fly, or be flown to be precise, I cannot share my thoughts easily without the wonderful presence … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 34)–What emancipation?

The fight against oppression. Somewhere, at my core, I am extremely happy that my ancestors, having been brought to the Caribbean from Africa in chains, found themselves and their offspring liberated from those shackles, by the British, some 180 years … Continue reading

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