Manufactured Emotional Issues Obscure the Real Battle

Retired, irrelevant, I sit at my computer in a small Florida town and write blogs about the way the world is going. Just another old codger letting off steam. And for what? What does it matter to me personally? I will be gone in a few years no matter who is in the White House, […]
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Ah, well…everything happens for a reason

So, if you read the previous installment, then I’m sure you’re wondering if my passport with my China visa came in sufficient time for me to leave for my trip….Well, first I’ll say that I’m a “go with the flow” type person, and when  things happen that would disappoint your average nomad, I look for the hidden benefit or guidance in the situation, and take it all in stride… With that said, to answer your question…
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Glenn Beck’s Rally Recalls the Story of Bedward

My mother used to tell me the story of Bedward. And when I read those news stories about Glenn Beck’s rally or see video clips of him promoting it, Bedward’s story springs to mind. If you’re a Jamaican of a certain age, you will have heard Bedward’s name. He is mentioned in a folk song […]
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The President Keeps Some Disappointing Company

I know that Rome wasn’t built in a day. That you must creep before you can walk. That half a loaf is better than nothing. That sometimes you must take a step back to take two steps forward. My mother told me all that. And I have borne these ancient truths in mind as I […]
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You sent my passport where????

Subject: Jamaican in China–You sent my passport where???? American Samoa????! From: [email protected] Date: August 26, 2010 3:00:55 PM GMT+10:00 So, it’s Thursday, August 26. I’m scheduled to leave for China on Sunday night…August the 29th. For some mysterious reason, my passport hasn’t arrived yet, so I decided to check the USPS site to see if […]
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Short message and attention span sometimes helps with language barriers

For many critics, micro-blogging, tweeting, text messaging and status updates are poor ways to communicate. For me is one of the best ways to communicate and being more productive. There is no “fluff” or irrelevant “stuff”. These messages get to the point. I have seen this evolution with email as people send more emails from […]
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New US Ambassador-Designate Bridgewater is Announced

The United States new envoy to Jamaica, Ambassador-Designate Pamela Bridgewater has pledged to use her tenure in Kingston to strengthen the historic ties of friendship and cooperation between the United States and Jamaica. Ambassador-, Bridgewater said she is looking forward to working with the government and people of Jamaica in the fulfillment of her duties […]
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