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Oh Canada

December 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Love

“So sistah, do you feel any different?” asked my brother-in-law Arsenio, as I entered the kitchen, he turning the frying chicken, I peeling off my winter coat. Do I feel any different? I went to bed as usual on Friday night, drifting off gently, the magazine I was reading slipping from my hands as my whole body […]

Hold your form

April 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Work

I am still reveling in the achievements of our Olympic athletes in the summer of 2012. In particular, the 200m Men’s Final! Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake were expected to be Gold and Silver. But then Warren Weir, a young, wiry sprinter, also from Jamaica, did the most amazing thing – he won the […]

That VW ad – brand building Jamaica-style!

January 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Free and Laughing, Work

Social Media is a-twitter (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun) with the Volkswagen Superbowl ad spoken by white, non-Jamaicans in Jamaican.  Of course, some Jamaicans are question this caricature of Jamaicans – as one of my Facebook friends posted  “The ad appears to be stoking some of the worst stereotypes of Jamaica, easy going read lazy, […]

Crisis and the Olympics

August 17, 2012 by  
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Over the past 3 weeks, like millions of people the world over, I have been glued to the Olympics.  Unlike my sister, who took vacation so she could totally devote herself to the daily display of grit and glory, I had to work. Or I chose to.   I chose to work because I have […]

Laughter SERIOUSLY matters

May 16, 2012 by  
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  LAUGHTER …..Babies do it about 300 times per day.  Adults do it on average 15 times.  Those of us who love dogs, know that they do it too – ALL THE TIME.  And monkeys and even rats do it.   Where do you land on the laughter spectrum of dogs (all the time) and […]

Jamaican Lady Got Personal Growth On Ski Slope

March 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Free and Laughing, Practice

When I moved to Toronto in 2009, one of the best pieces of advice I received from Canadians was that to enjoy winter, I should find a winter sport.  In my second winter, I tried iceskating – had great fun, even though I spent quite a bit of the time on my butt.   Now […]

“Sid dung old man”

September 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Featured Posts, Observe

  My father was a very principled man.  He had the greatest respect for authority and symbols of office.  This generated many a heated discussion with his children as we navigated our rebellious teens and early twenties in the seas of Black Power and Socialism.  One of the rebellious rites in those times, that signaled […]

Running Sisterhood

August 25, 2011 by  
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Running is the most natural of human impulses – babies crawl, walk and then run.  Once they know about running, they never stop – buzzing everywhere at breakneck speed until some adult says “Careful” “Stop” or “Don’t”!  And that’s the beginning of the end of the joy of running for most of us.  Heard enough […]

Making love operational …

June 4, 2010 by  
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“Love is the answer” – easy to say, not so difficult to do.  I look at the crises in my home country Jamaica, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, political turmoil in Thailand, and innumerable crises begging for solutions that are different to what has been tried before.  I keep my mantra “Love […]

The TRUTH of Jamaica

May 25, 2010 by  
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As violence and unrest rage in Kingston, Jamaica – and so many other places in the world – it is good to take the high road, and look with the eyes of love and forgiveness.  I share this affirmation with you wherever you are in the world – for Jamaica, and for anywhere else where […]

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