You may have noticed I've been gone a while. That was due to several factors including illness, a very busy period at work, trying to write more, a vacation and general laziness (not in that order). However, I've since got over my bronchitis, killed my work assignment and had a blast on vacation in St. … Continue reading Public Service Announcement!
I'm really over the moon about this one! Caribbean Beat magazine is produced by Caribbean Airlines and given away free on every flight they have, both in and out of the Caribbean, for two months. I'm extremely lucky and grateful to be included in their bookshelf. In the past, I've heard about great books like … Continue reading A Wonderful New Review for LEX TALIONIS in Caribbean Beat Magazine
Found this great roundup of the recently concluded Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff). Great to see the films being appreciated, but even better to hear sound critical advice. Yes, our film-makers need to come from a more critical place, especially when making documentaries. We are presenting positive overviews right now, but I suspect as … Continue reading A Film Festival And A Dance Battle
* Edit: It appears I got my history a bit wrong. Marlon James is the first Jamaican to win the Man Booker. However, the first Caribbean national to win it appears to have been V.S. Naipaul. It just so happens he was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago! Yesterday I had a great time … Continue reading A Talk And An Award
Here we go in the New York Times again! This lovely little article about a Trinbagonian family cooking and living in New York has definitely captured the essence of us. We are no faded copy of any 'mother' country. Trinidad and Tobago is a blend of races and foods uniquely its own, and like all other … Continue reading The New York Times Is Loving Our Food!
It was no big deal though. Just a bit in their travel section about the new hiking trails we opened, but at least we were in their headline. Still, we tiny nations so seldom get into the news I was quite proud to see us listed there. Now, if only we could get this kind … Continue reading The New York Times Mentioned Trinidad and Tobago!
Poor little Reunion Island. Before last week, it was a place known mostly to surfers and scientists. Now it's got an international spotlight on it since pieces of a plane that might be MH370 washed up on its beaches. Oh, and its volcano decided to erupt again. That's after sharks made it a new playground … Continue reading Reunion Island Must Be Wondering What Gives
So now I know why all my coworkers, girlfriends and my sister keep complaining to me about how cold the office is. I'm assuming this shit is international, because it certainly seems to be. Apparently, the formula used to program thermostats is based on a 40 year old male of a certain size. Because back then, that … Continue reading Your Office is Freezing. Here’s Why.
I just have to acknowledge that this past week has been a great one for the Caribbean when it comes to sport, and for my country, Trinidad and Tobago, particularly. First, to the Reggae Boyz for making it to the final of the Gold Cup against Mexico, a hearty congratulations. You had a magnificent tournament … Continue reading Caribbean Sporting Glory!
Just read this article on New Horizons' fly by of Pluto and the problems that were solved while the probe was millions of miles away. Amazing to think we can do that now. Solve problems without even being there. Send out probes that will never return, for the sole purpose of flying through the universe that, almost … Continue reading Here There Be Life