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A Program Worth Supporting…Yutes 4 Change


​ ​ I can’t say enough good things about this program or its creator, Ricardo Burke.  They are changing lives and touching hearts through community service, hard work and sacrifice.   Please take a few minutes to hear about their triumphs and struggles.  To learn more, check out their website listed below. http://yutes4changefoundation.org/

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Life on the Verandah


Many of the homes I’ve lived in throughout my life have had porches or patios. They were, in my mind, a place to periodically gather friends and family for special events during the summer. A holiday cookout or a birthday celebration might warrant the use of these spaces.  For the most part, these patios and porches were

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Jamaican Men, Beauty or the Beast?


As anyone who has ever visited or lived in Jamaica knows, the roles of males here are quite unique and sometimes a bit complex. Let’s delve in the variety of men that foreign women tend to encounter on our travels and in day-to-day life here “without a man of our own.” This is a situation

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Faith, Fate, Karma, Kismet, or Destiny


  Several years ago, as my desire was building towards a future life in Jamaica, I joined a number of groups and social media outlets where I thought Jamaicans and people like me might integrate.  It was never my intention to actually “make friends” or meet new people.  It wasn’t supposed to be personal.  No, my

One Love: A Valentines Day Story


Happy Valentine’s Day!   Having always enjoyed a life of varied interests and experiences, I have slowly ended up having my finger in many pies around the globe.  I’ve “made friends” with people I may never actually meet face-to-face, many of whom I feel more connected with than my actual neighbors next door. Perhaps that’s

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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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