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Happiness or Misery?Happiness or Misery?Happiness or Misery?

Happiness or Misery?


I know that I usually pontificate on all things “Jamaica.” I usually just fill you in on my most recent thoughts on life here. You may be wondering where a post on happiness or misery fits in, right? Well, I’ve come to realize that I have to enter this adventure in the right frame of

Finding My RhythmFinding My RhythmFinding My Rhythm

Finding My Rhythm


Wow.  It’s only been four months since I left Jamaica but it feels like much longer now that I’m back and trying to find my daily rhythm again. In the past, I’ve had my daughter or my landlord/housemate here when I come down. There has always been someone to check in with and someone else

Settling In Or Moving On?Settling In Or Moving On?Settling In Or Moving On?

Settling In Or Moving On?


I’m not going to lie.  Settling into life in Jamaica hasn’t been without some bumps and bruises. As I write, the little bar across the street has been blasting the same song over and over and over for the last hour.  Intermittently, someone is blasting an air horn, honking a car horn and blowing a

Torn Between Two WorldsTorn Between Two WorldsTorn Between Two Worlds

Torn Between Two Worlds


Today, the world outside my window is a melting mess of white snow and sloppy brown mud. It sounds like rain as it cascades off of my roof.  Snow?  In Jamaica?  No, sadly, I’m back “at home” in New Hampshire for a while, enduring snow storms and frozen blasts of wind from the icy north, with

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I have traveled all over the world and fallen in love with many places in my lifetime but none of them grabbed me as intensely as Jamaica. During my first visit, years ago, I felt as if I was coming home for the first time in my life. I look forward to sharing this journey with you as I begin the long process of making Jamaica my actual home. These are my experiences and observations. I hope you can see Jamaica through my eyes, and love her the way that I do. I am Jamaican at heart.

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