Asafa OUT ! Sprinter not selected for World Indoors

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) yesterday announced a team of 11 athletes and five officials for next month’s IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics in Istanbul, Turkey. There is no space in the squad for former 100m world record holder, Asafa Powell, among the four male athletes who were listed, while sprint queen Veronica […]
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So Where is My Academy Award?

I am waiting for someone to walk up the driveway this morning and present me with the Oscar I should have received last night. I deserve some kind of award. After all, I stayed up till the bitter end of the show. I must have been the only viewer left. Even Sandra, a bona fide […]
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You Got to Know When to Fold ’em

I’m sure you’ve been told that nothing is impossible. And I’m sure you know that it’s nonsense. Some things cannot be done. Afghanistan comes to mind. “Nationbuilding” in Afghanistan in this century is not possible. To hang around in that treacherous wasteland only exposes America to continuing loss of life and a hemorrhage of cash. […]
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“Occupy” Movement Targets Food Supply

Long, long ago, when I was living in Haiti, the owner of the tiny weekly newspaper I worked for set off on a sailing trip and left me without access to the paper’s bank account. That left me to survive on the small change I took in for classified ads. Eventually, I got so short […]
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Life in Jamaica: An Update

I’m still alive…. It’s been a while since I’ve made a blog post and that’s been somewhat deliberate. As I rapidly approach the 3 month mark of life in Jamaica, the more I’ve been focused on enjoying every single moment I have left. I do plan to return again for an extended stay this year, […]
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An Update from Jamaica

I’m still alive…. It’s been a while since I’ve made a blog post and that’s been somewhat deliberate. As I rapidly approach the 3 month mark of my time in Jamaica, the more I’ve been focused on enjoying every single moment I have left. I do plan to return again for an extended stay this […]
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Rock the Boat at Your Peril, Americans

The ship of state is navigating in dangerous seas, tacking among submerged rocks and swamped by storm-tossed waves.  The captain’s skill is being put to the severest of tests. The challenge he faces demands his total concentration. This would be the worst possible time to fire the captain.  Especially when the replacement crew has a completely different destination in mind […]
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Nastiness Abounds in the Republican Debate

Last night’s Republican presidential debate was enlightening. But it was not because of anything the candidates proposed; they trotted out the same threadbare theories we’ve heard before. It was revealing because of the insights it provided into the candidates’ character. It was like peeking under a manhole cover and getting a whiff of the stuff […]
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