A Real Democrat from the Sixties Disses Today’s Pale Imitations

I didn’t like Lyndon Johnson (pictured at right being sworn in after JFK’s assassination) when he was alive. Didn’t trust the man. I even went to see a play called “McBird, which accused him of masterminding JFK’s assassination. Besides, he was a coarse old cus who didn’t mind picking up his pups by their ears […]
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Who Really controls the Economic Recovery?

  I have not been to the local mall since last year.  Before you acuse me of not supporting the effort, the FEDEX and UPS trucks know my address better than the postman, as I prefer the on-line experience. My youngest daughter cajoled me into experiencing a real mall experience as we made our way […]
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The Harder They Come

I’m going to wander a little bit from the usual path, by going into the world of film. Actually it’s not much of a wander when you see that my ‘two most important films’ to come out of Jamaica are the “Harder They Come” and “Life and Debt”. The 2001 documentary “Life and Death” (from […]
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At Least Jamaica is Willing to Join the Dance

I’ve always wondered about the Parable of the Talents. The parable tells of a master who was leaving home for a while, and before setting out, gave his three servants different amounts of money. The first servant got five talents, the second got two talents and the third got one. The first two invested their […]
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Living in a World of Make Believe, Whom Can We Trust?

I am more befuddled than usual today. I have been browsing the web, trying to find out what’s really going on in the world of finance, and what I have found so far makes no sense. Why do I persist in this thankless task? I don’t have any finances to speak of, and things aren’t […]
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Basil Dawkins is to theater as Usain Bolt is to Track & Field

The Jamaican Observer pegged it just right!  Master playwright got his groove back. This play critic was talking about playwright & producer, Basil Dawkins’ latest work, “Which Way is Out”. .  Basil Dawkins For those who may not be aware of the magnificent breadth and scope of his work, let me take a moment to […]
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A Disturbing Tale About the President’s Golf Partner

Listening to Amy Goodman on the car radio yesterday, I was shocked to learn that President Barack Obama’s golf partner a couple of days earlier was Robert Wolf, president of UBS Investment Bank and chairman and CEO of UBS Group Americas. I would have expected the President to choose a more wholesome golf partner. Don’t […]
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