Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Mystery of the Missing Mangoes

It was summer and Hylton McKie had managed to persuade his son that his grandchildren: Efua, Alexander and Sylvester, would enjoy spending two weeks with him in the country.  Their grandfather lived in Hanover with Auntie Lorna – far away from Bridgeport … Continue reading

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The Gift

“We’re home!” shouted Alexander as he came in one Sunday morning after church.  He threw himself into the easy chair next to the spot where his father was lounging and stared at him, willing him to turn around and open … Continue reading

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Leaving Resentment Behind

.       At Home 24 April 2014 . Hi everyone, Just checking in…I hope that all is well with you and yours. I have something to share and even as I type this I am not sure that … Continue reading

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The Dance of the Lime Leaves

This piece, The Dance of the Lime Leaves, was inspired by this rendition of the Caro Nome from Verdi’s Rigoletto, performed by the great Anna Moffo. I’d recommend that you get the three CD collection titled Opera’s Golden Moments, I think … Continue reading

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Just stay the course

Just stay the course, we chant to ourselves, keeping pace on our journey begun so long ago. To walk the path to certain damnation, knowingly, for twenty-two, too short, long years, requires courage untold. To ignore the gratuitous din, the tempting promise … Continue reading

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Reflections About Easter and Magical Thinking

Heather Headley medley I have  been more than a little reflective during this Easter season.  Though this may seem a bit morbid, for me it is a good thing that I have had these reflections, since I didn’t “give up” … Continue reading

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Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to Jamaica

Let us revisit the issue of the scourge of functional illiteracy plaguing the nation today, and the change in educational policy that will result in Jamaica being able to attract more foreign direct investment. Many of you know me well … Continue reading

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In Search of Innocence

When would you say that the Western world lost its innocence? Some say that it happened in 1960 with the advent of drugs in the Olympics. Note, this wasn’t the first case of cheating in the Olympics, but it was … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on Crime & Punishment & Love

Do you remember the fire in the Chilean prison that killed 26 inmates about ten years ago? I although that was a crime, I remember thinking at the time that the incident bore chilling testimony to the lack of understanding … Continue reading

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I lied… (An open letter to a friend)

          At Home 1 April 2014 Dear Friend, I’m sorry to say that I lied to you.  I told you, about two or three days ago, that the Universe wasn’t a kind place.  This isn’t true. When … Continue reading

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