Jamaica’s Burmese community, I am told, is about 300 strong now. When my friend Jo arrived about 18 years ago, there were fewer than 100. Initially drawn by the availability of professional medical jobs in Jamaica (the island suffers from aÂ chronicÂ shortage of highly skilled medical professionals), friends followed friends, and families followed families, and theContinue reading “Jamaica’s Burmese: A Hope for Democracy Back Home”
A trip to his mountain studio later, I am exceedingly proud to own a couple Gene Pearson masterpieces. Gene Pearson, Jamaican sculptor.
I forgot Â who recommended So So Seafood, on Chelsea Road, but the claim that they had the best steamed fish in town just may have to be declared true. I’m pretty sure a planted suggestion did not become a self fulfilling prophecy – my search for the best steamed fish on the island has honedContinue reading “Search for the Best Steamed Fish”
I just now had a sudden inside-burst of excitement for what is speeding toward me down life’s path. Jamaica has been a joy, for sure. But the prospect of a year in Washington doing nothing but studying language and seeing old friends makes me smile… And then, the move to china is so absolutely unknowableContinue reading “Tick, tick…”
Redact (from Dictionary.com) 1. to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit. 2. to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.).
Biking through the posh neighborhoods, and gully communities, which seem to pass one into the other so abruptly in this bifurcated city, on a quiet cool Sunday morning can be a wonderful thing. Especially when there is rum to sweat out of the system, and the church choirs are just picking up steam in theContinue reading “Bless this coffee…”