A part of me feels like I have taken enough risks in my life already. In fact the more I consider the trajectory of my life over the past five years, the more I know that God is up to something. As my partner and I have begun to face more crucial decisions the more … Continue reading Alphabet Soup: Decisions
To all the beautiful black girls staring at 30 Who don’t know what they’re doing, or what to get worked up about There is nothing wrong with you I promise… You are not too picky, too ugly, too bright, too happy, too independent, too educated Nah, you’re just right. Don’t worry about changing your hair, … Continue reading Be Encouraged
Read: 2 Chronicles 22 – 23 What a wild story! Can you imagine the chaos that must have been going on when King Ahaziah died? Everyone was grabbing for power, and for the throne. Then Queen Athaliah turned on her own family. Mad for power, she sought to kill her own grandson. Now that’s one … Continue reading Good Riddance To The Queen!
There is a musky moan that exhales when you say my name It rims your fingers when you touch me Haunts my flesh Divides my will from my mind A deep fresh breeze as you make claim to parts of me Smiles rise to the brim when you hug me What started as a gentle … Continue reading I Smell Crepes as the Burner Glows
Let me begin by acknowledging that in the grand scheme of things, as an individual I am relatively well off. I’ve never gone a day without access to food/a meal, and I currently have somewhere to live, but I feel as though perhaps my own (lower middle class) family is living too close to the … Continue reading Poverty, Politics and Power: Jamaica in 2015
“The sun shineth, the land is green and the people are strong and creative” is the symbolism of the colours of the flag. Black depicts the strength and creativity of the people; Gold, the natural wealth and beauty of sunlight; and green, hope and agricultural resources.
On the eve of Jamaica’s 53rd anniversary of independence I think about my beautiful island nation and its rich, tumultuous heritage. As always we celebrate Jamaica’s beautiful, yet difficult past. We talk about how far we’ve come, and all that we’ve accomplished and yet we are constantly being caught off guard by new challenges. What of the innovation, vision and redemption of our times? Continue reading “Anything left to save?”
With the most pious of looks I told him, “you do know that I’m celibate right?” He got very quiet. In the following days the messages dried up, and the phone calls stopped. I had weeded out another one. For me it’s simple…I’ve put off sex, to focus on other things. Things like emotional fortitude, … Continue reading Might There Be More ?