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In the past week I remembered a scene from the popular Christmas comedy, Home Alone. In the first movie, which was undoubtedly the best of the series thus far, everyone was busy packing their stuff as they were about to travel on a Christmas trip. Little Kevin (the main star) is questioned by his sister as to why he was worried, after all, their mommy...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The month of January derives its name from “Janua”, the Latin word for door. To the ancient Romans, doorways were a sacred space that represented transition and new beginnings.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Scientists have learned more in the past 20 years about how the human brain works than in all of previous history. Knowledge of the brain’s inner, intimate working is doubling every ten years.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sans humanite” is our most identifiable cultural refrain, crossing centuries with its compelling, swaying echo of dark humour, stoicism, lament, and aspiration.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

I’ve been wanting to contemplate our particular Nativity-season art form. Not parang. The Christmas smut.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

There is going to be, there inevitably must be, widespread and powerful revolt against traditional political systems, against the violent exercise of power, and against the dominant economic systems in the world of the 21st century.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

With the announcement that the Electoral College is going to meet on January 19 instant to elect a new President came a media story that suggested three possible names—one from the PNM and two from the UNC.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

I will be glad to see the back of 2017. If there is one image that is emblematic of last year it’s my husband and I holding on to one another for our dear lives during an earthquake. As our building swayed it felt like forever. I thought this was it.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

I share my response to another comment which asked ‘Where is the line drawn?”

I ask “When do we draw the line?

There is such a thing even in the realm of poetic licence as good taste.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

At the end of every year, a mood of introspection takes over and the thoughts everyone usually battle with is, where has the time gone? “Oh! just yesterday was last New Year’s Day. I remember it so clearly.” The immediate year gone by feels like it was the fastest period of time to have elapsed...

Saturday, December 30, 2017

In 2016, Government quarters projected 2017 would have been the year of recovery. In hindsight, many quarters would have begged to beg to differ on that.

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