Category Archives: Jamaica

An Act of Kindness Every Day – Part II

I know. I know. Sigh. Without doing a quick check - more about my feeling lazy to do it, than a certain confidence in my ability to accurately recall - I believe the times I've missed my appointments have occurred mainly in the summer. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's all the additional activities and…
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Unphotographable Beauty Is A Thing

Unphotographable beauty. I came across that term for the first - and only - time in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby. Its use has been warranted more times than I can recall. For, who among us has experienced a pang of disappointment when, upon reviewing a photo of a majestic scene, realizes that the picture simply…
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Travel: Would You Like Sighs With That?

Bag Drop. But, Not Really.I checked in for my flight on West Jet the evening before. When I got to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA), I approached one of the designated kiosks, thinking it would allow me to print baggage tags. It didn't. It spat out a duplicate of the boarding pass I already…
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Dear Travel-related People, It’s Not You…It’s Me

Making my way from Jamaica, as I approached the security checkpoint, I removed all items from my person that'd likely set off the alert. Holding my passport, I made my way through the arc. No beep. I started eyeing the belt that held my laptop and hand bag. Next thing I knew, the security officer…
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