Mi Deh Ya!

When I started school in Kingston, I always thought that my experience would be the same as if I was there for the holidays, but I learned after that there were differences.  Manners Growing up in Trelawny, one of the definite rules was that you must greet people no matter what time of the day …

Permanently Removing Gran’ma

It’s official, I no longer have a grandmother. She passed last August. Last Mother’s Day was horrible and I wasn’t in the frame of mind to talk to her.  However, I am happy that days before her passing despite the repetition in her words. God gave me the opportunity to have one last reason with …

Valentine’s Day: The Act of Self Love

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus. Valentine's Day is recognized as a …

Christmas Time: The search for Happiness 

It's Christmas Time !!! A time for togetherness and remembering the birth of Jesus Christ for those who are spiritual persons.  This morning, most of us have that one or few relatives that can cook and would have had the ham ready and cakes baked with the presents under the tree.  I'm currently in bed …

23 Years and Still Counting

Looking at the years I've gone through; the achievements, experiences and lessons I've learnt I'll say that I'm doing a good job. I'm coming from days when you'd put me before a group of people at church to recite something and I'd just start crying. I've always been shy and I doubt that will go …