Author Archives: Gabrielle Burns

About Gabrielle Burns

I am a Jamaican at play here in this vast playground in cyberspace....Yes, at times I do like to live dangerously, but I AM also working hard at becoming more interesting by the day... :)

Project Planning Lessons Learned

GB at work in real life, explaining one of her two posters shown at the UWI’s Research Days 2015 on 10 February 2015 In case you didn’t know it, my latest project in life is to take a course in project planning … Continue reading

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Neo Jamaican Nursery Rhymes

I spent some time earlier this month doing a course in writing picture books for children at the University of the West Indies’ Department of Literatures in English. Writing picture books for children is a fascinating field and it has … Continue reading

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There’s No Heat In This Kitchen

This is a little cook book that is mainly for children.  There will be no knives or use of fire by your child here. Of course, you will need to supervise your child in using the microwave once in a … Continue reading

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Meet Dot the Spot

  See this dot, This dot, this spot. Sometimes I’m lonely,   and sometimes not.   Sometimes, I’ll play, And with my friends, today,   I’ll sit up high on the letter i.   I may be small But that’s … Continue reading

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Manny’s Surprise

“Yippie! I can do it Paulie! Did you see me? Did you see me?” Little Manny Mongoose is terribly excited.  He dances and he prances because he is delighted.   “We won’t be late for school again.  We’ll be early … Continue reading

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Counting my blessings… why wait for 2015

You know, I just realized that I can begin counting my blessings even as I sit here typing… good things happen minutely and by cultivating an attitude of thanksgiving I’m already on the road to achieving good health.  Why would … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2014

As 2014 draws to a close in 66 minutes time I thought to close the year with what is becoming an increasingly rare appearance by me on this site.  For this review, I have reflected about why this is true, since … Continue reading

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The Portraits of Liya Preston

“Is this Liya?” “Yes?  Who is this?” “My name is Aubrey Fosse, and I’m an artist.  I was hoping…” “Oh my goodness!  Mr. Fosse!  You really called! What can I do for you, Sir?” “Well, thank you!  I hear a … Continue reading

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Zeroing in on the value of informalism

This text is from an e-mail that I contemplated sending to my boss. We spoke about it instead, and he debunked my ideas and simplistic analysis, but I still think that they bear some consideration: In my view, we cannot … Continue reading

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I’m Losing Weight!

I’m losing weight!  I really am!  Of course, I really have lost a few kilos because I have had to walk everywhere since my car broke down again, and I am very grateful for that.   Both my sister and my … Continue reading

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